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Samantha Torcise

SAMANTHA TORCISE is the owner of Strong Current Stables in Homestead, Fla. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Studies from Centenary University and is a USHJA Certified Instructor. Learn more about Torcise and her boarding and training facility at

Groundwork Exercises to Improve Communication

Groundwork exercises that check communication between horse and human are a crucial part of my evaluation of a new horse…

1 week ago

Brush Up on Your Riding Aids

I’m a fan of the saying, “Your horse is doing his best with the information you provided.” It directs us…

3 weeks ago

Canter Quality for Jumping

Many times, I have seen riders canter to the first jump of a course and have it be less than…

6 months ago

Calm Your Horse Show Nerves

One of the biggest challenges you can face as a rider is trying to effectively incorporate your practice sessions while…

6 months ago

Get Your Horse to Relax Under Saddle

Choppy gait, gaping jaw, and bulging muscles on the underside of the neck: As riders and handlers, we all recognize…

8 months ago

Jumping Practice Courses

There is often a misconception among jumping riders that in order for a practice course to be interesting or beneficial,…

1 year ago

Stop Going In Circles with These Schooling Exercises for You and Your Horse

Lessons are a regular part of the lives of most equestrians, and because of this, we as riders grow accustomed…

2 years ago

English Lesson: Next Level Transitions with Your Horse

If you’re like me, you are probably wondering how you could get one step closer to having a responsive horse…

2 years ago

Side Reins As Your Sidekick During Training

Side reins can be extremely beneficial, when used correctly, to improve a horse’s understanding of rein contact, as well as…

2 years ago

Horse Jumps – Ready for Better Takeoff!

You may have heard about “seeing” and “looking for” distances at the horse jumps. The problem with this approach is…

2 years ago