There’s a lot we can learn from our animals — those of us who work around horses regularly know this to be true. But in case we need a reminder, here are nine lessons our barn dogs can teach us. (more…)
“I cannot definitively say that if I had done X or Y differently, we would have had a different result. There is no way to know. What I do know is that if something didn’t work, you have to change it the next time.” (more…)
“Cold-calls are terrifying and stressful. It’s the uncertainty, the feeling of being singled-out, and the sense that no matter how much you prepare, you may not know the answers to all the questions. I think that horses in competition are effectively being ‘cold-called.'” (more…)
Think you have a lot on your plate? Here is the first installment of Ema Klugman‘s thoughts on the connection between new and old challenges as she begins law school AND preps for the inaugural Fair Hill 5*.
Bogged down in a riding rut? Are you and your horses bored with the routine? In this week’s Best of Jumper Nation, Gillian Warner shares her ideas for restoring what’s important to our lives with horses. Her advice? Create your own adventure!
“Knowing you have a support system as your team to cheer you on on the good days, support you when you’re down, and strive to make each day a bit better, will sweeten the good times and help you during the bad times.”
“Most of us will never achieve this kind of magical performance, but that doesn’t mean that we cannot try.” In this week’s Best of Jumper Nation, editor Ema Klugman discusses what we can gain from optimism. (more…)
“While diving into the ins and outs of equine nutrition in a way I hadn’t before was intimidating, recognizing the numerous tools created to assist in identifying necessary management techniques and changes to nutrition programs was incredible.” (more…)
“True to Pony Club fashion, I still strive to reflect on every ride or every experience, first with what went well, then with a tangible plan to improve. While this approach is critical to my riding, it also supports me in my work outside of horses.” (more…)
“Hold on to your hopes and dreams. Horses are one of the best parts of our lives and the great joy we get from our partnership with them is too often tempered by sadness, frustration, anger, or grief.”
Did you know the mileage rule has been around since 1972? In this week’s best of Jumper Nation, Susan Glover discusses what can be done to make horse shows more easily accessible for the amateur rider. (more…)
In this excerpt from the book she wrote with veterinarian Dr. Allen Schoen, The Compassionate Equestrian, horsewoman Susan Gordon discusses what to keep in mind when working with the overly playful (aka “spooky”) horse. (more…)
This week’s Best of Jumper Nation celebrates women in equestrian sport — all of the amazing women who paved the path for us to compete today as well as those who are still inspiring us to ride our hearts out. (more…)