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By Rose Caslar Rose Caslar, an experienced rider and trainer, arrives for her year-long internship at American classical dressage master Paul Belasik’s Pennsylvania Riding Academy to find she must put aside everything she knows about riding, from her position to...
By Debbie Rodriguez and Natalie DeFee Mendik Whether you’re tight with show nerves, sluggish from sitting in the office all day, or you just put in a 45-minute commute to the barn, a quick warmup prior to getting in the...
North American equestrians will have a rare opportunity this September to witness greatness when the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 (WEG) come to the U.S. for only the second time. Over the 12-day run of WEG, eight world...
By Nate McCormack When I was a little boy, nothing was cooler than a medieval knight—charging down the battlefield, sword gleaming, armor glinting aboard a massive, thundering war steed like riding a bolt of lightning. That image took hold of...
I was proud of my new dental unit. It was a big purchase for my little practice, and accumulating fancy new equipment was a slow process, as I had to find a way to pay for it myself, but...
The next time you open a bag of horse feed, examine what’s inside. There’s probably some corn, oats, vitamins and minerals. Then think about why all of those ingredients are there. It was the job of an equine nutritionist...
By Debbie Rodriguez and Natalie DeFee Mendik Riding is a sport that requires a certain level of fitness for success and safety. The more effort you put in to your fitness as a rider, the better your chances for a...
A look at Cavalia’s groundbreaking role in equestrian entertainment, with founder Normand Latourelle. I’ll always remember the sight of Normand Latourelle on a tractor moving mounds of sand against the stable tent during a huge storm when Cavalia was at...
Our fearless vet plays a game of catch as catch can. The woman was not someone I knew, but she sounded nice enough on the phone. “Hello, Dr. Diehl. I’m very worried about my donkey. I’ve had him for several years,...
A riding adventure turns into a full-fledged affair. Riding through a lush meadow in Virginia’s glorious Shenandoah Valley, butterflies swarm. Orange monarchs and black-tipped blues flicker and flutter and sweep around the stalks of powdery goldenrod that stand as tall...
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