Tag: Denny Emerson

  • Fathers, Fatherhood, and Horses

    Fathers, Fatherhood, and Horses

    Dads. What a marvelous invention. My own repaired fence, stacked hay, held horses, and drove the antique trailer he’d found for next to nothing to countless 4-H shows, all so I could be a horse girl. Pretty sure, looking back, there were plenty of other things he would have rather been doing, and better ways […]

  • Denny Emerson to Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

    Denny Emerson to Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

    On Thursday, February 28, 2019, TSB author Denny Emerson will be inducted into the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo Hall of Fame, during their first annual induction ceremony, taking place at the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado. Other 2019 inductees include Julie Goodnight Horsemanship, Meredith Hodges, Pat Parelli Ranch, Richard Shrake, and Dr. Robert Miller. […]

  • Is Your Horse the Love of Your Life, but Completely Wrong for You?

    In his newest book KNOW BETTER TO DO BETTER, horseman, Tevis-Cup-Buckle-winner, and gold medalist in eventing Denny Emerson examines the question of whether or not you keep the horse that is the love of your life…but is completely wrong for you. Read on: Hesnogoodbutilovehimsoicantgetridofhim If your mental machete is sharp enough to hack through the […]

  • Get Great Savings All Weekend from Our Online Bookstore!

    Get Great Savings All Weekend from Our Online Bookstore!

    Thanksgiving is over…let the shopping begin! At TSB, we’ve joined the Black Friday (Etc) Party by kicking off a big, end-of-the-year sale today, and it will run straight through Small Business Saturday (did you know TSB has a staff of SEVEN?), and (why not?) Cyber Monday, to boot. Just visit our online bookstore at HorseandRiderBooks.com […]

  • Gone Fishing: Denny Emerson Relates Jack Le Goff’s Genius

    Gone Fishing: Denny Emerson Relates Jack Le Goff’s Genius

    In his bestselling book HOW GOOD RIDERS GET GOOD, famed rider, trainer, and coach Denny Emerson details seven areas of choice each of us face during our evolution as equestrians, and how our decisions in those areas transform us from “wannabes” to “gonnabes”…or don’t. He also shares experiences drawn from his lifetime working with horses—competing, […]

  • Every Thoroughbred Deserves a Chance to Win at Life

    We’re counting down the days to the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, organized by the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP), a nonprofit dedicated to the placement of ex-racehorses in second careers, and sponsored by Thoroughbred Charities of America. You can join thousands of others who believe that every Thoroughbred deserves a chance to win at […]

  • Tapping OTTB Potential: Retraining Thoroughbreds Is a Family Affair at TSB

    Over the last 20 years I have ridden a number of OTTBs (off-the-track Thoroughbreds), but most recently I have been riding an absolutely stunning and incredibly earnest gelding named “Rocky,” owned by Gayle Davis—a friend and fellow event rider. This enormous chestnut won his Advanced division at Millbrook Horse Trials with US Olympian and TSB […]

  • “When many people are retiring, Sally Swift’s teaching and writing career was just gearing up.”

    Denny Emerson is a USEA Hall-of-Fame Inductee, one of the Chronicle of the Horse’s 50 Most Influential Horsemen of the 20th Century, and author of HOW GOOD RIDERS GET GOOD. Here he helps us celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the publication of CENTERED RIDING with this Sally Swift memory:   “Late April in Vermont can […]

  • The Horselife: Moms Who Made All the Difference

    In his book HOW GOOD RIDERS GET GOOD, author Denny Emerson details the success stories of 23 top riders. And it is perhaps no surprise that when asked to name some of the reasons they “got good,” many of these equestrians listed “Mom” way up near the top. “My mom was my first teacher,” says […]

  • Getting to the Real Root of “My Horse Won’t Do What I Want”

    It is a common misconception among many new to horses, and sadly some with a lifetime’s experience, that horses “plan,” “scheme,” and “plot” to frustrate and embarrass us, and always at the worst of times. Of course, this belief is based on the presumption that they think like humans, and so suffer the same faults […]