Getting the most out of your lessons

Riding Lessons

If you are anything like me, I work hard for my lessons, and want to get as much out of them as possible. Here are just a few tricks to help you get the most out of your time with your trainer:

Horse Shopping & Buying Tips

Horse Shopping can be very exciting, and very nerve racking at the same time. There are many things to consider before making the commitment to purchase your new equine partner. Here are some tips to make you feel more confident about your purchase decision….

What is the United States Dressage Federation?

If you are a dressage rider in the United States, you are probably familiar with the USDF (United States Dressage Federation). But if you aren’t a dressage rider or are new to the sport, you might not be as familiar.

USEF Submits Comment on USDA’s Proposed Amendments to Horse Protection Regulations

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has submitted a comment in response to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed amendments to the regulations that implement the Horse Protection Act. In its comment, the USEF seeks to partner with the USDA in the…

Julie Goodnight and Barbra Schulte Partner Up for Women’s Riding and Wholeness Retreat at C Lazy U Ranch

**This article is a sponsored post by Julie Goodnight*** SALIDA, Colorado, September 30, 2016—For the first time ever, horsemanship clinician Julie Goodnight and renowned cutting horse trainer Barbra Schulte team up to present their Women’s Riding and Wholeness Retreat at Granby, Colorado’s C Lazy U…

International Helmet Awareness Day

Did you know that September 17 is International Helmet Awareness Day? Many of us wear a helmet in our everyday riding, but we don’t pay much attention to the helmet we are using. International Helmet Awareness Day is here to help with that!

Snaffle Bit vs. Curb Bit

One of the most commonly (mis)used pieces of tack is the bit! Almost everyone uses one when riding, and they don’t know the effect the bit they are using, has on their horse, nor what it was designed for. There are a WIDE variety…

Current Rio Olympics Dressage Standings

Rio Olympics Dressage Standings

The Rio Olympics Grand Prix Dressage has been going on the last 2 days. There were 60 horse and rider combinations. Of those 60 combinations, 59 completed their test. Below you will find the current rankings going into the Grand Prix Special.

How to get back in the saddle after a fall?

Falling Off a Horse

How many times have we heard the phrase, “you’re not really a rider until you’ve fallen off 7 times”? When riding horses, it’s a situation we all face eventually. You are not a failure, your horse is not a failure, and you shouldn’t give…

Equestrian Safety Program with Helmet Fitting in Parker, CO

Helmet Safety

Did you know that Parker Adventist Hospital offers an Equestrian Safety Program? Well, they do! This class is great for adults just getting into riding, kids that need to learn about safety while riding, or anyone that rides needing a brush up on safety while…