You’re in the arena you’re feeling pretty good. Then you glance at your trainer and see her face. You can just hear her thinking, “Inconceivable!”
Whether your horse has had the winter off or has been relegated to the indoor arena, chances are he needs some long, slow conditioning miles. Hill work is a great way to build strength and fitness: here are six ways to use hills to your advantage.
Dressage has universal benefits for all horses — even those that aren’t classic “10” movers. Biz’s “Back to Basics” column returns, breaking down trot lengthening for the less-than-gifted horse.
Riders with access to indoors or good all-weather riding places can keep their horses in work all winter long — but for those who have to give their horses the winter off, there are still plenty of ways to keep those horses engaged.
Mel Harms-Grossman shares her thoughts on choosing the best trainer for your money (and more importantly, for your horse).
Biz Stamm takes a closer look at Horse Lifestyle TV’s new production featuring the unique and pragmatic Chris Irwin, and speaks with the trainer about his approach to horsemanship.
It takes all kinds of kinds to keep this equestrian world turning. But do big-name trainers have an unfair advantage when it comes to competition against the “grassroots” trainers? Mel Harms-Grossman shares her thoughts.
I have a dream, Horse Nation. A dream about thighs. Strong thighs. Mighty thighs. Your thighs in 30 days from now, if you accept this challenge. (more…)
A horse’s first time under saddle needn’t be a stressful or dangerous occasion — and it won’t be if you lay the proper groundwork first, says Kristen Pierce. (more…)