Aubrey Graham

Aubrey Graham

Thoroughbred Logic — Intentional Riding (The Cross-Training Edition)

“Especially when dealing with the ‘out of arena’ form of cross training, I hear a lot of ‘but we’re not ready.’ When riding intentionally … folks will regularly talk themselves out of the fun and back into circles at one end of the arena.”

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Thoroughbred Logic: Intentional Riding Part 2 – Flexibility

“Intentional riding cannot be a rigid thing — plans and responses must be flexible. Critical thinking and smart training kicks in here. It is enormously important to, first, be able to recognize when what you are doing is not working, and second, pivot, adjust, or change.”

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Product Review: Iconic Equestrian Original 2-In-1 Saddle Pad

If you’re looking for a saddle pad that will hold up to heavy use, keep your horse cool,

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Thoroughbred Logic: Intentional Riding, Part 1

“For most young/green Thoroughbreds… too much leisure and unfocused hacking can be a contributing factor for distraction, and all sorts

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Thoroughbred Logic: Surviving the First Week Off-Track

Aubrey Graham has brought home a number of fresh-off-the-track Thoroughbreds. In this week’s edition of Thoroughbred Logic, she

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Thoroughbred Logic: When Feet Are Really Bad — Mountain’s Story

Last week’s Thoroughbred Logic centered on typical post-track Thoroughbred feet and their commonly long toes and low, under-run heels. This week’s

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Thoroughbred Logic: Addressing the Thoroughbred Foot

To shoe or not to shoe? That is not the question in today’s Thoroughbred Logic. Or, more accurately, it may

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Thoroughbred Logic: Riding the Nervous Horse (Part 3)

“If they are going to go, best to set them up for success and go forward with them. There’s

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Thoroughbred Logic: Riding the Nervous Horse (Part 2)

“Just like his transitions, progress is incremental. We might take a few steps back before we go forward,

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Thoroughbred Logic: Riding the Nervous Horse (Part 1)

Many horse owners try to calm their horses’ nerves to make them more manageable through supplements and sedatives.

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Thoroughbred Logic: Go Forward.

“The only way forward is through, the only way through is forward.” In this week’s Thoroughbred Logic, Aubrey

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Thoroughbred Logic: Go Show

“The trick with showing in the early days of training is to keep your bar low – sometimes

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Thoroughbred Logic: The First Post-Track Ride

Aubrey Graham loves the first post-track rides. They often are simple versions of “let’s see how you move and what

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Thoroughbred Logic: Earning the Walk

“And while I go trotting or cantering along, I might be hoping for a walk, but I’m not pulling

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Thoroughbred Logic: The Mounting Block

This week trainer and Anthropologist Aubrey Graham discusses getting her horses accustomed to the mounting block. Find out

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Thoroughbred Logic: “Enough Rope”

“I have rarely seen a micro-managed horse get quieter when when a hand holds with down pressure near the

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Thoroughbred Logic: Laughter as a Training Tool

We are excited to announce a new training series from Anthropologist and trainer Aubrey Graham of Kivu Sport

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Magna Halter: Increasing Accessibility

A college project led Sara Yarger to develop the Magna Halter, a halter designed to make haltering horses

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Somewhat Last-Minute English Version

The holiday season is well upon us. Are you still looking for a gift for your favorite rider?

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Of Veterans and Horses, Part 3: Officer Ryan Hinkle

“At 42, there is finally no more embracing ‘the suck,’” explained Navy Veteran, Ryan Hinkle. “I no longer

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Of Veterans and Horses, Part 2: Jennifer Reynolds (Air Force)

“It is hard to explain… with the horses you form a connection that you didn’t know you could.

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Of Veterans and Horses, Part 1: Dogs

With Veterans Day this week, Horse Nation wants to celebrate and thank all the veterans out there. Personally,

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Standing Ovation: Detroit Horse Power

“When I step off the bus at DHP, I’m in a different world… horses taught me to never

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The RRP MegaMakeover and All the Overwhelming Gratitude

“I was (and remain) so overwhelmed with gratitude and love for those creatures, both two and four legged,

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Standing Ovation: Operation Wild Horse

Operation Wild Horse is the success story of Mustangs, veterans and one determined dressage trainer. Learn more about

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