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May 21, 2018

“As young adults, we conquer our world like a lion – in a grand and powerful way. As we mature, we gain more knowledge and skill. We have more awareness. There’s less might and more magic. That’s how I see my riding has developed and evolved,'" says Saavedra.

March 19, 2018

With the ability to continue improving over the years, one might say vintage riders are like a fine wine - they keep getting better with age.

March 12, 2018

When I initially spoke with Candace Platz about her plans for this year I didn't have any idea the direction that this story would take...

December 29, 2017

In a classic case of nature versus nurture dressage trainer and international competitor, Jessico Jo (JJ) Tate, examines exactly what makes horses tick.

December 27, 2017

Eventually, I began to wonder what difference does it really make what we've put on paper? To the horse - if we own them, lease them, ride them regularly - it means nothing, or rather it's indistinguishable. They still share their lives with us for some period...

November 30, 2017

At first glance, 14 year old gelding, Bruce, is just your typical run-of-the-mill ranch horse. "He's basically an unregistered, mix-matched, mutt horse. He has no papers. When you look at him he looks like just your ordinary loping horse - big butt, short fro...

November 21, 2017

A few months ago I had a moment of weakness and threw myself an elaborate pity party. I'm not proud of it, but I can recognize it for what it was.

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.

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.

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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