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Got A Spooky Horse? Don’t Do What Everyone Else Does

It’s a scenario we’ve all ridden at least once during our equestrian adventures: you’re trotting along in the arena and then suddenly, your horse is veering off into the distance, spooking at…

Top 10 Clipping Blunders As Told By Real Equestrians

As part of a giveaway Heels Down Mag ran with Wahl Animal USA, we asked entrants to tell us about their biggest clipping blunders. Some of the entries were just too good…

The Devil Doesn’t Wear Prada. He Wears White Breeches.

By Wendy Angel “Hell is empty, and all the devils are here.” So wrote William Shakespeare in “The Tempest”. An obscure literary fact is that this quote was inspired by horse shows.…

Morven Park Show Series 2020
The End Of Hurry Up And Wait

By Erin Gilmore So far, 2020 seems like it has been nothing but unexpected surprises, most of them the not-so-good kind in the face of COVID-19. But among the many, many turns…

No, You’re Not Ready To Move Up

The U.S. Eventing Association’s safety subcommittee has proposed new rules to ensure horse-and-rider pairs aren’t moving up the levels too soon or while unproven, to reduce the risk of injury. Olympian and…

Heels Down Happy Hour 70: Burnout Is Real, Even With Horses

Diversity is top of mind right now, including in horse sports. This week, we’re talking about what to do when you feel burnt out, how eventer Kanyon Walker balances horses with his…

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