February 21, 2018

Each day he stressed the importance of aiming not just to ride well, but to train well, touting that the future of American dressage lie in self-trained horses.

February 11, 2018

Bruno uses a balancing act of his own, in the form of variety, to achieve the goal of an elastic, rhythmic horse who comes through and uses his back.

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.

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 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...

March 17, 2017

According to Alyssa Pitts, the term "problem horse" is a misnomer for equines who have had a rough start in life. The Washington-based dressage trainer believes that many of these inaccurately characterized horses have been the recipient of unfavorable circum...

February 25, 2017

As someone who has taken multiple horses from scratch and turned them into Grand Prix competitors, Sprieser explains that training a horse to the FEI levels can be like trying to hit a moving target. Horse training brings a variety of curveballs ranging from lameness t...

February 11, 2017

"I want to start by telling you that if everybody asked the right amount from their horse every day I would have to be in a different line of work. I would not have enough business because that is most of what my job is as a trainer, and what most trainers' jo...

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