Channel Archives: Learn

Let’s Talk X-Rays

If you’ve been around horses for any length of time (usually measured in minutes), you’ve probably heard that a horse needs X-rays (hopefully, it wasn’t yours).   And while you...

What To Know Before a Catch Ride

In the hunter and jumper rings, catch riding is common occurrence. A green or mischievous horse or pony matched with a timid or novice rider can present notable challenges, especially...

Step Back to Move Forward

The title of this article is out of character for me. Rarely will I ever suggest to someone who wants to achieve something in performance to step back and slow...

Cold Weather Care

Although southern California is a pretty balmy place in which to keep a horse, not everyone is so lucky.  Fortunately, while wintertime means that people are breaking out the down...

Now You See It…Now You Don’t

Sometimes finding the distance to a jump or seeing your spot on course is just downright frustrating. The ability flickers in and out like lights in a thunderstorm, occasionally leaving...

Smoke Coping Strategies

Smoke from wildfires in the West has made its way to the East Coast of America and has hit Europe. Speculation that it will circumnavigate the globe is sadly realistic. That...