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Best of JN: The Value of Stressage, I Mean Dressage

“Dressage has been a whole new country for me, but the value of learning it has been almost incalculable.” In this week’s Best of Jumper Nation, Susan Glover explores why dressage has been so important in her training regiment. 

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The Next Big Thing: Horse Safari

Now that travel restrictions are beginning to lift and people are thinking forward to trips they would like to take, one not to be missed is a horseback safari — it’s the next big thing!

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Trust Your Gut: Aubrey & Boomer

“For the past couple months, every time I would turn out Boomer, I would watch as he galloped up and down the hills, trotted the flats and meandered happily… There was no discernible lameness, no limping or visible short-step, but something still wasn’t adding up.”

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Op-Ed: American Horseracing is Addicted to Drugs, and It’s Time for an Intervention

The Horseracing Integrity Act is aimed at protecting American racehorses through uniform drug standards and enforcement in horseracing. Here’s why the legislation — and your help! — are so important. 

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The Power of Good Friends: Libby & Spider

“He was quiet enough that I also rode him the very first day. I’m not too embarrassed to admit that I cried. To actually get on and have him walk off quietly … after so much time and worry about him, well, my heart was full to bursting.”

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Fun at Home: Here’s How to Match Music to Your Horse’s Gaits

Learn how to find your horse’s beats per minute so you can ride to music!

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Monty Roberts Reaffirms Commitment to End Soring as Tennessee Walking Horse Events Begin Amidst COVID-19

Marty Irby of Animal Wellness Action reminds us of the importance of getting the PAST Act on the floor of the Senate for a vote.

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Editorial: End Dangerous Transport of Horses in Double-Deck Trailers

The Horse Transportation Safety Act (H.R. 1400), first introduced in 2008, may have the opportunity to get off the ground this year. If this bill passes, it would be one more step toward ensuring the safety of America’s horses during transport.

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Best of JN: Reflections on Confidence — “You Cannot Be Afraid to Fail”

How equestrians cope with staying in the mental game of competing varies from rider to rider. In this week’s Best of Jumper Nation, Susan Glover examines how riders maintain their confidence going into the ring.

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In Limbo: Jen & Louise

“… if there is a way we can tape a 2020 horse together, train in little bursts and get that sucker both on and off of the trailer in one piece — oh, and survive a pandemic — we just might see you in Kentucky. For now, we’ll be over here in limbo.”

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Horsemanship with Lindsey Partridge: Virtual Horse Competitions

Lindsey Partridge tries out a virtual horse show with her Mustang Valiente. Read how it went and determine if they’re something you want to try!

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Ask Christine: FAQS About OTTBs

If you’re new to owning an OTTB, you likely have a lot of questions. We’re happy to offer some answers!

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Building Confidence: Brandy & Fancy

This week, Brandy discusses moving out of comfort zones — both her horse’s and her own — in

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Feds Intent on Removing Wyoming’s Wild Horses

Under a recently released proposal from the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), thousands of wild Mustangs would

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The Over-Analysis: Aubrey & Boomer

Figuring out horses — what motivates them, what they need to eat, what’s wrong with them, what their

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Three Foods All Riders Should Be Eating During Quarantine

As a special feature this week, Olivia of MiniFitness shares her expertise in nutrition with us.  Olivia is

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The Childhood My Mother Gave Me

“My childhood wasn’t always easy. We didn’t have lots of ‘things.’ We didn’t have fashionable clothing or the

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Best of JN: Journey to the Makeover — Amy Smith’s April Update

Patience is a lesson we’re all learning right now — in horses and in life.

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Whatever Happens, Love That: Libby & Spider

“…as I mused on how badly I felt about not getting more done, I realized that I actually

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On Lockdown? Keep Learning and Keep Riding!

At this point, most of us are missing our usual routines with our horses. Fortunately, there are numerous

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That Horse: Jen & Louise

“Louise, dear readers, is currently That Horse. As in, steer clear of That Horse, it looks like it

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Riding After the Storm

Riding and working around horses can teach us a number of things, not the least of which is

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