Channel Archives: Learn

The Lameness Detective

"Visualizing lameness is an art," Dr. Larry Caudill tells me on a bitter winter morning at the Thoroughbred Training Center in Lexington, KY. Nearby, a cavalcade of hooves pepper the pavement...

Dressage Is Not Brain Surgery

That’s right. As FEI/USEF dressage judge Janet Foy says in her book Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse, “No one will die if you make a mistake. No one has had...

Keeping Your Performance Horse Sound

I’ve spent a lot of time around a lot of performance horses over the years. Many of them have been English sport horses—show hunters, show jumpers, and dressage horses—but barrel...

Q&A: Looking Between the Ears With Kerry Thomas

Each year, the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale becomes the epicenter of the global thoroughbred industry. Pedigree analysts pore over thousands of pages as conformation experts dutifully examine every inch and...

What Is Your Mistake Formula?

Here is a common misconception about mistakes: they are nasty. Not true. What would you miss without them? How about learning, growth, and risk experience. If your mistake formula is mistakes...

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 no surprise to find Wallace...

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