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Contact Explained

Many people are confused by the concept of contact. The rein is one of three…

Savvy OTTB Buyer: What Matters Most When Buying A Horse Off The Track

Heels Down Happy Hour podcast host and professional eventer, Jessica Payne, shared some top-level tips…

Show Jumping: The Ultimate Strength and Conditioning Guide for Horses

The sport of show jumping is naturally a physically demanding endeavor for horse and rider.…

Fundamentals: How Bruce Davidson Starts Young Horses

Bruce Davidson has been breeding event horses for 40 years at Chesterland Farm in Unionville,…

Barn Fire Safety: Don’t Get Caught Unprepared

On December 7, 2017, the raging Lilac Fire swallowed San Luis Rey Downs, a Thoroughbred…

Equitation Scoring Explained

The numerical system of scoring hunter and equitation classes is much like a grading scale…

Liverpool Fears Be Gone: How To Train Your Horse To Jump Water Properly

The dreaded liverpool. A liverpool is a water-type jump where a small (sometimes inflatable, sometimes…

Eventing Explained: How to Learn Gallop Pace for Cross-Country

Eventing, for all its elements, is all about showing a rideable, brave, adjustable horse. For…

My Horse Stopped Sweating. Now What?

He was burning up, completely hot to the touch. My poor Thoroughbred gelding’s nostrils flared…

Explained: What Is the Difference Between a CCI and a CIC Event? Presented by Standlee Premium Western Forage

Any newcomer to an equestrian discipline is likely to be found scratching their head at…