January 31, 2017

Just one level above balance, Amanda sites flexibility, or in equestrian terms "suppleness", as the second step on the Rider Fitness Pyramid. As it turns out, toned arms and a whittled waist are nothing if you can't lengthen your leg around your horse'...

January 25, 2017

If Las Vegas is Disneyland for adults then USPRE Week is undoubtedly the happiest place on Earth for dressage enthusiasts. The 5-day long event is kicking off its 8th annual celebration with a bang this evening. The festivities will focus on the "athleticism and u...

January 25, 2017

Since Before Christ horses have been an essential part of nearly every culture's history. Yet after over 2,500 years of depending on horses many societies made a pivotal change in the early 1900's that left many equines for lack of a better term - unemployed.

I spoke wi...

January 17, 2017

Jessica Wisdom is more than good enough. Today, the Washington-based dressage trainer has a Grand Prix National Championship to her name and a Centerline Scores page that's so decorated with awards is practically glistens. Yet her talent as a rider hasn't alway...

January 11, 2017

Amanda describes rider fitness as an ongoing progression that builds on each previous step. Similar to the way horses climb the training scale as they move up the levels, riders ascend a fitness pyramid that peaks with complete physical preparedness for active riding....

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