Have you noticed that if you ask someone why they wear spurs, you get one of two answers. 1) to make him go. 2) for refinement. Number two is usually given by 'knowledgable' horsepeople and sounds...

I was doing a demonstration at the hunter/jumper show at Del Mar the other day with a 1 year old on handling, manners, movement and such. A mounted rider was watching intently away from the audience...

Halt at X… well, sort of. Picture this: The monstrous European warmblood enters the dressage arena at A at a trot or canter. (Personally, I’m holding out for a return to a more nimble, slightly...

I was kinda torn about the subject matter as SO many good topics came up in the last week or so. Guess I’ll just have to write more and faster! My list gets longer than my cross offs. This comes up...

Safety, Training, Thinking  So, I'm at the show chatting with some folks whose rider/friend was bringing up their horse for the over fences hunter class. As this is a huge show grounds with...

Those of you coming over from the August newsletter… it’s below this entry.  So… Are You Horseman Material???? Are you satisfied with your riding skills? Are you satisfied with your...

Well, I really like how this horse looks. He’s attentive, sharp, nicely tucked, athletic. He’s also young and relatively new to eventing, I’m told. Just using him as a for instance… What I would...

Well kids, in my recent newsletter I suggested some tasks to improve your skills and your horse’s responses that could be done in the shade of a tree or your barn isle or walkway. I asked for...