What do you consider when suggesting that clients move up a division? When determining the right time to move up divisions, I like to make sure that both the horse and rider are confident. I want them to have had some consistent success in their current division: consistent being the key word here. I’d rather
There’s a lot of talk about your new conditioning pool. Can you tell us about it? One of the great things about working with US Eventing Team Chef d’Equipe Erik Duvander is he’s a constant source of new ideas. One of the thoughts that he put in my mind last year was how to improve
What do you think about ponies as a kid’s first mount? In my opinion, there’s no better mount when you’re a kid than a pony. I was lucky that when I was 11 years old, my parents bought me a 13.2-hand Welsh Mountain/Cob called Willy Do It. Willy was a good jumper, he didn’t run
By Margie Sugarman I haven’t ridden for a decade; I stopped riding after a bad fall. I decided to do things that scare me, riding included, before the end of 2020. How do I help my confidence return and get over the fear of falling? Practice is key in any endeavor. From when we’re very
By George Williams One third of youth drop out of sports between the ages of 6 and 12. Of those, 25 percent drop out due to poor coaching. I heard this surprising and depressing statistic while attending a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee/Athlete Development Model (USOPC/ADM) forum for youth coaches a little over a year
Guidelines to ensure a smooth process and help avoid disappointment, and even litigation, after purchasing your new horse. By Armand Leone and Jessica Choper Purchasing a new horse can be an exciting time. However, there are scenarios when buyer’s remorse can creep in — the horse goes mysteriously lame shortly after arriving at his new
Friday, March 27 2020 by Editor
Where are you from? I’m originally from Ireland, but I moved to America in 2018 with my wife to pursue my career with horses. How long have you been part of the horse world? My entire life. My grandad has a successful equestrian center in Ireland, so growing up horses were always part of my
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In January, you were awarded the Whitney Stone Cup by the USET Foundation. This award is given to “an active competitor who displays consistent excellence in international competition, as well as exemplifying high standards of sportsmanlike conduct, while serving as an ambassador for the United States and equestrian sport.” Can you discuss what it was like to receive this award?
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"I recently returned from a college semester abroad and my horse and I aren’t clicking the way we used to. I think he’s trying to tell me that he’s mad at me for being gone for such a long time. During a pleasure ride, he even tried to throw me, which is something he’s never done in the eight years I’ve had him. When he’s in his stall, he holds his head low with flaccid ears. He also stands in the corner with his back to the door. How can I mend our broken relationship, along with his feelings of hurt and abandonment?"
Wednesday, February 26 2020 by Editor
By Tafra Donberger. Portraits by Shawna Simmons - Carrie Sarabella’s interest in horses started when her grandfather would tell her — without ever taking her — that he was going to “feed the horses.” Thus the obsession began, and eventually her mother insisted he take Carrie with him. That was when they learned that “feed the horses” was his code for going to bet on racehorses at the track.