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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 www.strongcurrentstables.com.

Visualization Skills for Riders

By using correct visualization techniques, you can improve your riding performance in the show ring without any extra miles under…

3 months ago


Target Your Horse’s Warmup

A crucial part of preparing your horse for your goals is to keep in mind that he is an athlete.…

4 months ago

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…

8 months 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…

9 months 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago

Jumping Practice Courses

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

2 years 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