Tag: Cat Hill

  • TSB Wants to Meet YOU! Come See Us at Equine Affaire MA!

    TSB Wants to Meet YOU! Come See Us at Equine Affaire MA!

    That’s right…it’s that time of year again. We’re loading the books and DVDs in the horse trailer (yes, literally) and getting ready to head south on Interstate 91 for four days of horse-centric fun at Equine Affaire in West Springfield, Massachusetts. From Thursday November 9 through Sunday November 12, 2017, the Eastern States Exposition is […]

  • Warming Up for the Dressage Test: Tips from Olympian Phillip Dutton

    Warming Up for the Dressage Test: Tips from Olympian Phillip Dutton

    Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event 2017 starts today with the first horse inspection, and the dressage phase kicks off tomorrow morning. To make sure everyone’s ready to go, here are five tips for warming up prior to your dressage test from MODERN EVENTING WITH PHILLIP DUTTON: 1  Start in walk on a 20-meter circle if the […]

  • Video: Fold a Horse Blanket Like a Pro in 30 Seconds

    Here’s a quick tip to take you into your weekend when you’ll be puttering around the barn and hanging out with your horses: “A blanket should always be folded neatly and hung up,” say pro grooms Cat Hill and Emma Ford in their bestselling book WORLD-CLASS GROOMING FOR HORSES. “Blankets chucked over the wall or […]

  • Quick Horsemanship Tip: 6 Steps to Roll a Leather Lead Like a Pro

    In the bestselling WORLD-CLASS GROOMING FOR HORSES, professional grooms Cat Hill and Emma Ford show us dozens of horsemanship tips and top techniques to give our horses at home the same conscientious and correct level of care the world’s best riders and trainers give theirs. It’s the little things that make the difference and set […]

  • A Look Back at Horse Books in 2015

      Each year, as we flip the last pages of December in anticipation for the beginning of January, we at TSB take some time to pause and consider the books we published over the past months. Not only does this process provide an important review of content in preparation for future titles, it also gets […]

  • “I was just about ready to quit when somebody handed me CENTERED RIDING.”

    Cat Hill grew up in upstate New York on a working farm. Her earliest memory is of the day her parents got her a pony for her birthday. She grew up on that pony, which was followed by a series of Arabian show horses. In college, she started riding show hunters through the Intercollegiate Horse […]

  • Pro Tips for Taking Fab Photos of Your Horse with Your Smartphone

    My first digital camera changed my recorded equestrian life. Gone were the awkward, ginormous-head-tiny-rump photos I’d so often caught on film years prior. Now, when my horse moved from where I’d placed him (which he usually did) or when I got the light all wrong (which I usually did) or when the devilish red “barn […]

  • Lead Chains Gone Wrong: Pro Groom Tips for Safe, Appropriate Use

    In WORLD-CLASS GROOMING FOR HORSES, professional grooms Cat Hill and Emma Ford provide much-needed horsemanship guidance—it’s like having an internationally renowned equine care expert by your side, in the barn, ensuring your horse is given the same top-level management as our Olympic competitors! Along with lots of ways to care for horses the right way, […]

  • “You Must Not Expect Your Mother to Keep Your Pony Clean”: 5 Tips from Pro Grooms Cat Hill and Emma Ford

      Norman Thelwell was right, of course—and I’d say his wisdom is best followed in these first few days after Mother’s Day! Many of us have, in fact, been “keeping our own ponies clean” for many years, but as rote as basic grooming may seem by now, there are still little things we can learn […]

  • Tame That Wild Thing in Your Barn! Pro Tips for Training Unruly Spring Manes

      AH, SPRING! The warmth of the sun tickled just right by a crisp breeze…the grass growing braver by the day, emerging little by little…the birds chirping their hourly status report with pre-nesting gusto…and ALL THAT HAIR coming off your horse…and onto you…and into your mouth…and… UGH. SPRING. As much as we northern horse folk […]