You’ve Got to Believe It: Gymnastics With Kirsten Coe

“Believe it; you’ve got to believe it,” Kirsten Coe said to more than a few riders during the mounted gymnastic session held Jan. 20 during the USHJA Gold Star Clinic in Thermal, California. In what proved to be the most challenging part of the day’s exercises, Coe...

Your Comfort Zone Is Limiting Your Riding

As the minutes spent in the saddle tick by, we all get trapped in repeating habits. What equestrians may not know about these repeating habits is that 1) they often don’t recognize them and 2) they shape what you can and can’t do. We become comfortable with these...

I Take Forever in the Cross Ties

These days, I take forever in the cross ties—especially before my ride. I didn’t used to be this way. My horse always had to be body clipped in the winter, because I didn’t have time to scrape off mud or wait for them to dry. Every minute was precious. Maybe it’s...