Category Archives: Pro Tips

Riding Fit: Trot Pole Squats

Do you think of yourself as an equestrian? Do you think of yourself as an equestrian athlete? If you aren’t accustomed to including the word athlete in your Instagram profile,...

Keeping the Sport Horse Sound and Fit

If anyone is uniquely qualified to offer tips for keeping the sport horse fit and sound, it's Ashlee Watts. As the director of the Comparative Orthopedics and Regenerative Medicine Lab...

Don’t Forget to Breathe

Are you usually out of breath after sitting the trot? Do you catch yourself holding your breath over jumps? In her book The Dressage Seat, renowned classical riding expert Anja...

Catch Me If You Can!

Ah, the wind in your face and your horse’s mane as he turns and snorts and shows you his heels! The carrots in your pockets, the handful of grain, the...

Few of us want to experience a fall from our horses, but some equestrian activities put us more at risk of biting the arena dust than others. The thrill of...

Do You Know Your Riding Blind Spots?

  I was inspired to write this article by a quote I come across from a friend of mine, Melinda Harrison, a former Olympic swimmer who specializes in helping athletes transition from the...

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...