Most riders that make the computer list for the Grand prix division, also did equitation. The fall is made for the “big equitation finals
Thursday, August 08 2013 by Editor
A little over a year ago I wrote a blog about my son and his initial show experiences. Since that time, he has graduated from a pony, to a horse, and most recently from a horse, to a more advanced HORSE
What makes one horse worth more than another? I think a number of things can factor into the answer to that question. First, we have simplicity — how easy the horse is to ride
There are various differences between teaching adults to ride and teaching juniors. 1. Juniors bounce when they fall, adults tend to break.
My blog has been quiet for several months as Castlewood Farm, Inc. competed at the 2013 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington
Like a baseball team, I try to build contenders. I try to build contenders from the hands (riders and horses) I am dealt. The kids and adults come to me with goals and aspirations, and I attempt to coach them into successful horsemen and hopefully winners
It was 1982, and I was 17 years old. I was one of the kids that could win the finals — one of the riders people threw out as a possible winner of the biggest equitation class on earth and quite possibly the single biggest class a junior rider could win
18-year-old Rocketman readies for exercise on the treadmill. I’ve had some interesting dinner conversations with my fellow professionals about extra exercise for our horses, more specifically whether to use a treadmill or a walker. The general consensus has come back in favor of the treadmill
As the new indoor season creeps up on us again, I can’t help but think about how many Medal and Maclay finals I have attended. It has been a great many, and I have gone through the process first as a rider, then as a spectator, and finally as a trainer.
Each year, as the summer winds down and the new school year approaches, we find ourselves moving back towards our hometown. This year, however, when we arrived back in Wellington we were accompanied by an unwanted guest, and he came in the form of a tropical storm, named Issac.