April 5, 2019

-What has been your big take away from all that you’ve learned in the past year? The good news is the lessons and blessings I’ve received from this disease are ones that have been vital for my emotional and spiritual growth. We all have things we struggle with that we cannot change. We cannot control our destiny, but we can control how we deal with it. Being different and unique is what unites us, and owning our truth is so powerful.

September 4, 2018

We made it through the summer!  Woohoo…now we’re in the ‘homestretch’ of 2018 and even though we’re nearing the end of the year, it’s never too late to adopt healthy habits. 

One of the simplest healthy habits is stretching.  And, one of the best ways to stretch is to add 'dynamic stetching' to your pre-ride routine.  This type of stretching is great to do before you get on your horse because it creates increased blood flow and deliberately lengthens yo...

August 15, 2018

There are times when you stumble across someone else’s writing and it just hits upon everything you’re thinking about in the moment.  I’m hopeful you enjoy this insightful post from Taylor Oxley.  As you can imagine, Taylor has a lot of plates spinning in her life. She splits her time as a working student with 4* eventer Colleen Rutlege while also studying equine science at William Woods University.  Taylor began her eventing career at age 11 and achieved h...

August 6, 2018

I recently met equestrian Haley Gassel online.  I was immediately taken by her honest, authentic, and realistic approach to health and wellness.  She has her moments just like all of us and isn’t shy about her love for chocolate and smoothies alike!  If you look at her social media pages, there’s no questioning that Haley enjoys a good workout.  She’s also a busy person like the rest of us, attempting to manage multiple spinning plates, including, training,...

March 20, 2018

Is your horse with you?  Probably not something you’re thinking about when you greet your beloved horse with a halter in one hand and a handful of treats in the other.  You’re likely thinking about your day and possibly how to get organized for your ride and wondering why your horse had to roll in the exact spot in the paddock where there was still a lingering puddle of mud.  

With the idea that we should always be present with our horse, I le...

March 12, 2018

We expect our horses to be our friends and companions and also demand that they behave perfectly and expect their extreme focus during flatwork and jumping. While we demand their utmost focus and discipline, it’s only fair that our horse has the right to get our 100% dedication and focus as well. We only spend an hour or two a day riding, so it’s important to put everything aside so we can actually feel and ‘hear’ our horse’s needs. 

The first question every...

March 5, 2018

Do you ever find yourself wondering how some riders are able to achieve far out goals in short periods of time?  What’s the secret?  Why do they seem to learn faster and accelerate their riding careers more quickly? 

Most successful riders have something in common – good working relationships with their trainers where both coach and rider have learned how to create a positive working relationship. If you’re struggling to achieve your riding goals,...

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