By George Williams Rules in general tend to be boring, even to dressage people. However, they’re important because they affect how we play the game. Rules help to establish a level playing field, they help protect the safety of our riders as well as the welfare of our horses, and they frequently determine how our
I had a really bad emotional experience when riding as a kid. My daughter has now expressed interest in horseback riding. I’m worried that she will have the same bad experience as I did, so I’m hesitant to let her take lessons. I know as a parent I shouldn’t project my fears onto my daughter.
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