“As we get further into winter, stuck indoors or buried in snow (for those of us who aren’t able to flee south), let’s challenge each other to find new approaches to our rides that bring us joy, giving purpose to the grind of winter training and energy into the New Year.” (more…)
In the wild, horses in a herd will synchronize their heartbeats. This skill transfers to domesticated life as well. Our horses will synchronize their heartbeats to ours when we interact with them, which means our mood and intent really does affect our horses. (more…)
As you’re preparing to ship your horse south for the winter, there are several things you’ll want to do ahead of time to ensure a smooth trip. This week’s Best of Jumper Nation brings you 10 tips to make sure your horse has a safe ride. (more…)
“The basics are there: good feed, a farrier who I consider a genius, an excellent vet who has known me and my horses for many years now, and a barn manager and trainer who I trust. Everything else is up to me, as I wade through what is out there and try to sort out what my horses might need. “
“…you have to keep the main thing in the forefront, because that’s the reason you’re doing all the other stuff.” In this week’s Best of Jumper Nation, Ema Klugman discusses how to maintain focus on your primary goal. (more…)
It’s the heat of show season, and we (fortunately or unfortunately) must memorize multiple courses! Our team is bringing to you tips for memorizing courses, including when you have dyslexia, ADHD and more. Let’s go! (Wait, what was our jump off again?)
Sometimes we admit…we get into the warm up ring at a show and have NO CLUE what we are doing. We head to the ring hoping for the best. Caitlyn Shiels and True North Stables are here to help you out with your show warm up so you’ll be the best you can be!
It’s summer. You know what that means? Yup. It’s hot out. Especially when you’re sitting on a large, heat-emitting beast. That’s why our sister site, Jumper Nation, brings you these great tips on how to stay hydrated and assess your fluid and electrolyte needs.
“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. (more…)