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Best of JN: The Anatomy of a Jump Face

“I make faces like I am going to commit a murder, have a secret identity as Quasimodo the Hunchback of Notre Dame, ate something that tastes really bad, or am actively dying when I ride. I have won every internet Jump Face contest ever run.”

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When It Isn’t Easy: Aubrey & Boomer

“There’re no shortage of new things to learn in the land of ‘not easy.’ Just when you get good at one part – there’s more to discover. It’s not all just hard work, long days, and riding out the bucks. Sometimes, it seems, learning is also produced through the hard decisions we have to make.”

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The Best Laid Plans: Michelle & Sadie & Peewee

“[M]y training journey thus far has reiterated that plans — with horses in particular — are subject to change. And that’s okay. I’m learning to enjoy the ride.”

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Six Reasons Why Horseback Riding is Considered Amazing Exercise

As equestrians, we already spend plenty of time at the barn with our four-legged pals, but here’s some more justification — six reasons why riding is a fantastic way to exercise.

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American Wild Horse Coalition Calls on Biden’s Interior Dept. to Freeze Cattle Grazing Permits, Protect Wild Horses

More than 70 animal and equine protection groups, wild horse-related businesses, and environmental organizations join in letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.

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Stretching Toward a Stronger Core

In this excerpt from her book Pilates for Horses, certified Pilates instructor and eventer Laura Reiman gives us a simple exercise that specifically targets the abdominal muscles for strengthening.

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Not Giving Up: Libby & Spider

“I’ve felt terribly guilty about not doing enough, but I realized yesterday that I just simply haven’t had the room in my head to see that it gets done . . . I think it’s time to do a reevaluation of priorities and to get back to the life of a Crazy Horse Girl…”

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Clean Hay Is a Kentucky Consensus

There’s a consensus in the nutrition plan for many of the contenders in this year’s Land Rover Kentucky

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Finding Myself Again: Catherine & Nova

“I finally feel like I’m finding myself again, no longer a stranger to that excitement and passion I

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Journey to the Makeover: Kate & Luis

As Kate Coldren prepares for the 2021 Thoroughbred Makeover, she also begins an educational journey to learn as

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Best of JN: Four Compassionate Skills for Training Spooky Horses

In this excerpt from the book she wrote with veterinarian Dr. Allen Schoen, The Compassionate Equestrian, horsewoman Susan

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Driving a Maserati: Britany & Kittie

“Kittie … was high octane, oozed class, and had a brain to boot. A veritable sports car, I

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4 Questions to Ask Before Retraining Your OTTB

In this excerpt from her book Beyond the Track, Thoroughbred Program Director for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program

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Horsemanship With Lindsey Partridge: Liberty Lies Exposed, and How They Are Holding You Back

If you’ve tried but struggled with liberty training, there might be a reason. Harmony Horsemanship founder Lindsey Partridge

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Haaland Brings Bold Vision to Wild Horse Management

“Haaland brings a bold, refreshing vision to the BLM, which has suffered from stagnation, inefficiency, and, at times,

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Breaking Free of the ‘Prey Animal’ Identity

In this excerpt from their book Equus Lost? biologists and ethologists Francesco De Giorgio & José De Giorgio-Schoorl

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Looking for Greenlights: Aubrey & Boomer

“In the full-time trainer headspace of trying to do my best better, it is often everything — all

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Steamed Hay Helps Hard Hit Farm Cope With EHV-1

In the midst of an EHV-1 outbreak, Haygain Hay Steaming helps the hard hit farm Venturing Hills cope

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For the Love of Thoroughbreds: Meet Michelle & Sadie & Peewee

“Looking back over the past 12-14 months, I am so glad I took the leap, pushed myself outside

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Horsemanship With Lindsey Partridge: Why Do You Do That?

Why do you do that? In this month’s article, Lindsey Partridge discusses exploring why we do the things

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Love at First Step

Charlotte Dujardin puts a spring in her horses’ stride with innovative flooring.

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Volunteering at Red Hills Horse Trials: Libby & Spider

“In the words of a friend of mine ‘Kindness is free, give it to everyone’ — that is

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A Two-Year-Old’s Tribulations: Owner’s Perseverance Returns Young Horse to Respiratory Health

Cheevas On The Rocks was diagnosed with intermittent dorsal displacement of the soft palate, aka DDSP. Fortunately her

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Winterize Your Horse: Preventing Dehydration

“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” This may be true, but there

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