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Eventing

An Equestrian Christmas Miracle

Today, I am a confident rider because of a thoroughbred stallion named Empire Maker. I learned to love thoroughbred sport horses again because of Empire…

3 weeks ago
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OTTB

The OTTB “Letdown”

On almost every OTTB forum or article you’ll find an opinion about when to start transitioning a newly retired racehorse into a sport horse. “I…

2 months ago
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Eventing

Elisa Wallace Has a Ph.D. in OTTB

Elisa Wallace knows a good horse when she sees one. Problem is, she’s capable of bringing out the good in every horse she encounters. So it was…

2 months ago
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Eventing

Why We Do This

I went through a horrible horse sale a few months ago. The buyers weren’t honest with their abilities nor their expectations, and I didn’t investigate hard…

3 months ago
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OTTB

A Tribute to Tiger

The connection we as humans have with animals, is one of the most primal and spiritual that we will ever hope to know. As we…

3 months ago
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Training

A Hard Lesson For Horsemen

We all know how many things there are about which we can say, “I wish I’d known then what I know now.” For me, one…

3 months ago
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OTTB

A Horsewoman Scorned

“He hit me again.” “Can you see this bruise?” “It wasn’t his fault, I was in his way.” These were the messages my girlfriends received…

5 months ago
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Eventing

Quick Flips and Fast Profit

As a small-scale eventing trainer, it’s easy to get caught up in the pursuit of a dollar. There’s good money in finding a diamond in…

7 months ago
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Dressage

Hack It Out

I was at a dressage show a few weeks ago, and after schooling in the ring on Friday night, I took Nixon for a hack…

7 months ago
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OTTB

Learned Helplessness

Before I ever heard about learned helplessness applied to anything, there was a real sense of the meaning. Learned helplessness could be seen in the…

7 months ago
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OTTB

How to Manage a Hot Horse

A hot horse is like an onion. There are so many layers that need to be uncovered before getting down to the heart of the…

7 months ago