On the week prior to the 2014 Maclay finals to be held in Kentucky next Sunday, I cannot help but long for the days of old before there was anything called the “regionals.” I understand the need to limit the amount of participants in the actual class because of time constraints, and space problems, and I don’t actually disagree with the concept, it’s just the giant, all in, finals appeals to me. I cannot help but like the idea of a good old fashioned, two hundred – two seventy plus equitation class that takes all day.
Facebook has taken over the horse world for better or worse. (For better: A) A. You can see what your friends have won at that special event.
The famous Hickstead bank I recently traveled to England on a horse shopping excursion to find some equine prospects to bring back home to the United States. We bisected the entire country in 4 days and rode about 65 horses (but who’s counting). One of the highlights of our trip was visiting the world renowned Hickstead horse show grounds and the home of the biggest equine bank jump in the world
By Alan Korotkin Editor’s Note: Alan is at a horse show and sent in his blog, but didn’t have access to a photo to go with it – so we picked out the photo. After you read his blog, hopefully you will agree that the photo fits
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