Watching & Learning – Clinic with Peter Gisborn

Riders often speak of clinics in the same revered tones as they speak of the Grande Prix. I only became completely aware of the aura that surrounds clinics when I asked a young barn mate if she was attending. ...

Feeling Old

I'm sitting here in my Back On Track fleece pullover, feeling every single mass muscle in my body. It's shocking to feel this wrung out. I may not be in the best shape of my life, but I do generally feel fairly...

Bounce

I can't ever remember a time when I thought something with riding was too hard. There have been times when I haven't really gotten a concept or been able to accurately accomplish a maneuver, of course. There ha...

Saddle Searching

I've had the same saddle for twenty years. It's an old fashioned hunter saddle, put together in the '90s when Ruiz Diaz was making saddles for Collegiate. That saddle has gotten me through high limit hunter cla...

Resolutions

After three weeks away from my standard life and routine, I'm more than ready to get back into the swing of things. I'm not going to knock the last three weeks. I got to spend time with people I love, became a ...

HoofNotes 2.3 | Perfect your EQ

Volume 2, No. 3 takes a look at the key thinks your need to consider to perfect your equitation skills. Regardless of your age, riding level, or discipline, good equitation is essential to good riding -- and we...

No Fear

"Are you scared to get back on?" This was the fourth time in as many conversations that the same question had been posed to me. I suppose it's a bit ridiculous, but until someone asked me it never occurred t...
Post fall Cat Snuggle

Simple Twist of Fate

If you ride long enough, you're going to fall. This is an inevitability the same way being human means you will at some point trip. I try not to ever be a know-it-all jerk about riding, but when a newer rider s...

White Breeches

Everyone has to have goals. A life isn't really all that exciting if you're just floating along watching it all go by. Some people like to call it a "bucket list," while others prefer to just announce it as the...

First in Fifteen

What on earth am I doing here? I thought to myself. I was finishing the last touches on Star’s grooming before heading out to the warm-up for my barn’s “adults only” schooling show. Up and down the aisle, gr...

Featured Riders | Catching Up with Jamie

Jamie and her trainer at year end awards.   Hello Everyone! For the first time ever, since my last feature, not much has changed! I am still working on final preparations as I get ready for sh...

Feeling Super! [#ROOTD]

We've been super busy getting Issue No. 7 ready, but thought we'd take a break and put together a fun little #ROOTD to cheer up this chilly Friday. An outfit for when you're feeling super (maybe it will encoura...