Build a Better Bascule with Peter Pletcher

Build a Better Bascule with Peter Pletcher

Improve your horse’s jumping form with this progression of three exercises from World Champion hunter rider Peter Pletcher.   Want to improve your horse’s bascule? My series of three progressive over-fences exercises, plus some collection-based flatwork, will help you...

Peg Seals: From a $100 Pony to the Hall of Fame

Peg Seals: From a $100 Pony to the Hall of Fame

Peg Seals got her start riding ponies at birthday parties, and is now one of the top professionals on the East Coast. She owns Freedom Farm in Smithfield, Virginia—a full service boarding and training facility serving the hunter/jumper crowd. “When I was a little kid,...

Two Grids to  Improve Your  Horse’s Jumping  Technique

Two Grids to Improve Your Horse’s Jumping Technique

Esther Bukkems hails from the Netherlands and has groomed for top American show jumper Jessica Springsteen since 2015. We asked Esther about her horses, her routine, and some of her favorite products to work with on the international show jumping circuit. Read on to...

Ian Millar Announces Retirement from International Competition

Ian Millar Announces Retirement from International Competition

Improve technique to help develop your partner's athleticism and agility... Often, a horse will show good technique from the start. If they don’t though, it’s shouldn’t be the cause of immediate despair. Some horses need time to develop into themselves and others need...

Clydesdale Meditation helps ‘encourage people to shine’

Clydesdale Meditation helps ‘encourage people to shine’

The 10-time Olympian retires after nearly five decades at the top level of show jumping.   Perth, Ontario – Ten-time Canadian Olympian Ian Millar has announced his retirement from international show jumping competition after nearly five decades at the top level. One...

Caring for Horses Eases Symptoms of Dementia

Caring for Horses Eases Symptoms of Dementia

A Cumbrian retreat is taking equine therapy in a new direction by offering meditation sessions with Clydesdales. Whasdyke Farm, in the Lake District, already offers trekking and carriage driving opportunities with the breed, but is now providing breaks where creative...

Groom Your Horse Like a Pro Groom

Groom Your Horse Like a Pro Groom

COLUMBUS, Ohio—In the first study of its kind, researchers have determined that spending time with horses eases symptoms of Alzheimer’s dementia. A collaboration between The Ohio State University, an equine therapy center and an adult daycare center found that people...

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