Did you know that tomorrow is National Go for a Ride Day? National Go for a Ride Day encourages everyone to get out and go for a ride, whether it be by car, bicycle, train, or, of course, horseback
Thursday, November 13 2014 by Editor
2014 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Horse Show Underway in Toronto By Kim & Allen MacMillan/MacMillan Photography – All Photos by Shelley Higgins/MacMillan Photography The 2014 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair kicked off on Friday, November 7 with a flurry of activity that makes the Royal one of the iconic indoor horse shows of the year. This final stop of the year on the North American Nations Cup show jumping indoor tour, the 2014 Royal Winter Fair Horse Show CSI4*-W features top-tier international jumper riders hailing from Canada, the U.S.A., Colombia, Ireland and Belgium. These riders are all vying for over $800,000 in total prize money and the top ribbon in the $100,000 Hickstead FEI World Cup TM Grand Prix presented by Hudson’s Bay (Wednesday, November 12 th ), the $50,000 Weston Canadian Open (Friday, November 14 th ) and Saturday evening’s sold-out $75,000 GroupBy Big Ben Challenge
Part two in our Dressage for Every Discipline series examines the transition and how it can improve your communication with your horse, no matter what discipline you ride. Why are Transitions Important?
When you train at something long enough, sooner or later you’re bound to hit a wall. The same is true of riding – despite schooling and lessons, at some point you may find yourself unable to advance past a certain skill or aspect of riding.
We’ve all had one – that riding instructor or trainer who made a huge difference in our lives and forever altered the way we see our equine friends. October 5 th is World Teachers Day , and in honor of that we’ve decided to take a moment to appreciate all that our riding instructors do
It’s well known that any horse, no matter what discipline, can benefit from dressage. But putting your horse into full dressage training isn’t practical for many riders
There are all sorts of exercises designed to make you a better rider. From riding in two-point to riding without stirrups, the varieties are endless. But have you ever thought about riding bareback instead
Have you ever ridden to music? At first glance, riding to music might seem like an unnecessary distraction for the rider, but it actually has a number of advantages. So whether you have speakers in your arena or would have to rely on your iPod (use external speakers, not ear buds, when riding), here’s why you might want to start up the tunes when you mount up