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The Groom’s 10 Commandments

At the dawn of time, when showjumpers were still riding unicorns and all-weather footing was the stuff of imagination, the very first groom stood atop Mount Olympics. There was a...

How to Stay on Your Farrier’s Good Side

You know how to communicate with your hairdresser so you don’t walk out looking like Frankenstein. Same for your dentist, veterinarian, doctor, manicurist, etc. But farriers are another breed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXNOK4Jgsg8 After years...

5 Ways to Help Your Trainer Help You

Your trainer helps you with your horse in special, invaluable ways. They teach, demonstrate, encourage, cajole, enlighten, cheerlead, remind, remind again, motivate, facilitate, remind yet again, and generally provide you...

Five Things Confident Riders Do

You may think confidence is something you either have or you don’t, but that’s not true. Confidence comes from taking risks, failing, learning, and trying again. It comes from practicing,...

6 Stages of Horse Show “Feels”

The horse show… it can be exciting, nerve-wracking, exhilarating—and completely and utterly exhausting. Equestrians feel a range of different emotions leading up to and during horse shows. Here are the...