November 16, 2017

Little is undoubtedly an advocate for making lemonade from lemons – and turning apparent disadvantages into advantages. According to Little, the recipe for success doesn't just come down to dollar signs but rather grit and determination.

November 10, 2017

Sometimes we become intensely aware of how much of our role as riders and trainers of our horses crosses over into something very much akin to parenting.

November 8, 2017

We spoke with several former Olympians and a Pan American Games medalist who shared personal accounts of their greatest training hurdles. Even at the height of the sport these riders illustrate how riding is a constant process of failing and learning, on a continuous c...

November 5, 2017

A year ago today Dressage Talk went live. When I first launched the blog I wasn't sure if anyone would care, or have an interest in the same stories that I do. But to my surprise the dressage community is more generous and connected than I ever realized.

November 1, 2017

The greatest benefit that riders may elicit from groundwork training is an acute sharpness to aids both on the ground and in the saddle. By widening the channel of communication with one's horse, Newcomb believes that the result is an overall more alert, attuned, a...

October 23, 2017

Not much is known about the origin of dressage trainer Kimberly Mitchell's horse, Oso Grande. Like many treasures on Craigslist, Bear's history is a mystery.

October 5, 2017

Word to the wise - pony parenting is not an easy task. No one knows this better than FEI rider and trainer Lauren Sprieser. She'll be the first to tell you that if you want to mold a youngster into your Grand Prix dream horse you better be prepared to ride out som...

September 27, 2017

You entered innocently into the role of a devoted Horse Husband. When you began dating your equestrian partner, you had no idea what the position you were applying for entailed.

September 19, 2017

Steinberg explains, " The lesser talented horses are sometimes training riders a better methodology to their approach. Being on something less talented puts you in a position where you have to actually think through the process you have to understand how one movem...

August 10, 2017

I consider being an equestrian part of my identity, but I wondered at what point it slips away and people morph from being horseless to simply unequestrian?

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