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Re-Invigorating Training: Variety is the Spice of Life

By Guest Contributor

Longe to the left: walk, trot, canter. Longe to the right: walk, trot, canter. Bored yet? Chances are, if you are tired of this common routine, so is your horse. In horse training, as in cuisine, travel and conversation, variety is the spice of life. This does not diminish the benefits of some forms of […]

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What is Good Horsemanship?

By Ari Sizemore

You may not know it by reading articles, but I’m actually a quiet, peace keeping individual. The further I move from the equestrian competition spheres of the horse world, the more “radical” and “out there” my beliefs about horse care and horsemanship become. I still feel a fair amount of anxiety every time I hit […]

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Interacting With the Horse at Liberty or Not

By Sivia Gold

I’d like to talk about interacting with the horse at liberty, or not. First, a clarification regarding how I view the difference between unsecured and at liberty. Basically, when the horse is unsecured, she is standing still, untied and we are doing things like grooming her, cleaning her feet, saddling her, etc. I do most […]

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How To Stay Fit For Riding

By Martine du floo

When I entered the equestrian world, I was amazed that riders and amazons were constantly working on the condition of their horse. Training, nutrition and the environment…… it is all well studied and put into place to enable our horse to become a top-athlete. But it surprised me that the riders and amazons mostly completely […]

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Interview with Susan de Klein

By Martine du floo

This is the story of Susan de Klein, born in Ewijk, the Netherlands. Susan was raised in a self-employed family. As she loved animals already as a child, she had different kind of animals and took great pleasure in taking care of them. As an 8 year old, she often went running in the forest […]

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