I judged a few schooling shows at the Quantico Marine Base stables when I first arrived in Virginia. While there I chatted with a few of the faithful Marine husbands, at the show to support their wives. I forget how we got on the subject, but one told me that there’s a saying that goes around Marine basic training: “Embrace the suck.” It’s boot camp, preparing you for life...

Facial Nerves and the importance of proper bridle fitting. This is something Manolo is quite fanatical about, always adjusting nosebands, flashes, browbands and making sure the buckles do not push into delicate structures or the poll strap does not push against the horse's ears (and of course checking bit fit). 

A quick look at what cranial nerves DO reveal how important t...

Updated Info: There will be a Celebration of Life for Lisa held on May 5th at 3pm at:

Del Mar Horsepark (on the Grand Prix jumping field/big white tent)

14550 El Camino Real

Del Mar CA 92014

Please RSVP at www.friendsoflisa.org/rsvp

In lieu of flowers, donations are being collected to support the continuation of The 6th Annual Spooktacular Halloween Dressage Show that will be h...

Training tips, strategies and philosophies from this five-time Olympian and world-class horseman

Last October, the long-awaited New England Dressage Association’s Fall Symposium with Carl Hester began with a flurry of anticipation. It seemed that everyone from New England and beyond was there, and people were finding their seats at the Pineland Farms Equestrian Center in New...

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