By Haylie Kerstetter Photos by Melissa Fuller Although 11-year-old Kaitlyn Linck may not have hired grooms or own a string of expensive ponies, her excellent work ethic and her strong partnership with her mother allow her to conquer anything she tries. Known as KK in the horse show world and currently training at her mother’s
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Friday, August 06 2021 by Ruby Tevis
By Britney Grover Saly Glassman was predestined to a life with horses from the time her father clambered into the milk man’s cart at age 3 and drove the horse away. She grew up foxhunting and showing alongside her father, and kept horses in her life throughout her 39-year career in finance at Merrill Lynch.
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Friday, July 30 2021 by Ruby Tevis
Doug Stouffer Kansas City, Missouri Marketing Manager – USA for Hygain Feeds How long have you been part of the horse world? I’ve had horses my entire life. I grew up in Nebraska, and mostly competed in 4-H and open saddle club shows. I’ve done showmanship, halter, Western pleasure, Western horsemanship, trail, Western riding, reining,
What does my horse “see” and why does he react to something one day and a few days later he has no reaction at all? An owl can see a mouse moving more than 150 feet away. A dragonfly has 30,000 lenses in its eyes. These lenses assist them with motion detection and, consequently, it’s
Aleco Bravo-Greenberg Rutledge Farm, Middleburg, Virginia Businessman How long have you been part of the horse world? I’ve been involved with horses my entire life. I rode my first horse, a Shetland pony, at Pegasus/Meadowbrook in Washington, D.C. when I was 6 years old. When I was 16, I had the privilege of training with
By George Williams “It’s all because your mama don’t dance and your daddy don’t rock and roll!” The Loggins & Messina lyric is definitely catchy. I’m not sure why it popped into my head when it did. However, it immediately became my mantra to help me maintain a calm and focused mind when the young
By Armand Leone Jr. When it comes to course designing in the jumper rings, safety of the horse and rider are the greatest concern. However, it’s also a course designer’s job to create a track that presents a level of difficulty appropriate for the class. If you only get one clear in the Grand Prix,
By Haylie Kerstetter Louise Atkins is a dressage queen with a love for fancy off-the-track Thoroughbreds, so when she met Imperative, winner of $3.3 million on the racetrack, she was worried that he may not be meant for the dressage ring. But, over time, the little bay OTTB was able to win her over, just
Thursday, June 24 2021 by Ruby Tevis
By Britney Grover Excitement filled the air at Equest, Texas’ largest and oldest therapeutic horsemanship center, on a warm October day in 2000. The horses gleamed; the stable was clean; demonstration riders were at the ready. A 14-year-old girl with Down syndrome waited with a bouquet of flowers, and Lili Kellogg was ready to receive
By Ruby Tevis Portraits by Melissa Fuller Kate Mathews is a storyteller, and at just 17 years old, the young dressage rider has only written the beginning of her own story. With a passion for horses, writing and the arts, Kate has found a way to tell stories in the arena and on the page.