Tag: Equestrian Life

  • 30 Years Practice: An Excerpt from Jim Wofford’s Autobiography

    In this excerpt from STILL HORSE CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, Olympian and tale-teller Jim Wofford shares a formative experience with an equestrian coach that told him all he needed to know about what it takes to be a good rider. When I first came to Gladstone in 1965, Richard Wätjen was coaching the dressage […]

  • Looking for the New Horse…Who Could Never Replace the Old One

    Looking for the New Horse…Who Could Never Replace the Old One

    We are a small, in-house staff at TSB, and being horse people makes the job of publishing equestrian books a highly personal pursuit. The cool thing is, many of the freelancers we work with are “horsey,” too. Andrea Jones has been indexing for us for many years. If you buy TSB books, chances are, you’ve […]

  • “I hear her in my mind when I ride!” A Tribute to Jane Savoie from Lynn Palm

    “I hear her in my mind when I ride!” A Tribute to Jane Savoie from Lynn Palm

    One of our favorite things at TSB is when our amazing and inspiring authors connect. What better than to see the people we know, admire, learn from, and care about find common ground in their love for the horse? That’s what happened with our friend and author, Jane Savoie, who we lost to cancer in […]

  • “Really, most people out there in the world are good. I’ll always believe that.” Lessons from a Cross-Country Trip on Horseback

    “Really, most people out there in the world are good. I’ll always believe that.” Lessons from a Cross-Country Trip on Horseback

    When Melissa Chapman was 23 years old, she said goodbye to her happy, loving family, her job, and her boyfriend. Carrying a puppy named Gypsy, she climbed aboard a horse and rode away from everything, heading west. With no cell phone, no GPS, no support team or truck following with supplies, Chapman quickly learned that […]

  • Olympian Isabell Werth Dishes on Rollkur

    Olympian Isabell Werth Dishes on Rollkur

    German Olympian Isabell Werth is one of the most successful horsewomen in the world. With six Olympic gold medals and scores of championship titles to her name, there are few her equal on paper. In Werth’s authorized biography FOUR LEGS MOVE MY SOUL, readers get the inside scoop when it comes to the dressage rider’s […]

  • Eventer and Coach Eric Smiley Tells Us Which Breed of Horse Is Bright Enough to Build a Boat…and Admits Two Surprising Fears

    Eventer and Coach Eric Smiley Tells Us Which Breed of Horse Is Bright Enough to Build a Boat…and Admits Two Surprising Fears

    Having coffee with equestrian coach Eric Smiley is a delightful occurrence worth repeating. Certainly, a clinic with him has a similar effect. A former international event rider who represented Ireland at European, World, and Olympic level, winning team bronze medals on two occasions, he’s “been there, done that” but is also incredibly present in the here […]

  • OTTB Matchmaker: Valentine’s Edition

    Tomorrow is the day we celebrate those oh-so-special loves in our lives. For some of us, that means extra hours at the barn with you-know-who. But others might still be looking for Mr. Right. If an OTTB has ever caught your fancy, you’re not alone…off-track Thoroughbreds are a fabulous way to do right by a […]

  • This Horse-Loving Artist Got a Real Pony from Santa

    This Horse-Loving Artist Got a Real Pony from Santa

    “Santa delivered a real pony to our small family farm when I was seven,” remembers equine artist Jean Abernethy. “Her name was Dusty. She was three and very green. My brother Glen, with grit, determination, and encouragement from Dad, got Dusty going nicely. She was not an easy pony. Slight, skittish, and fast, she’d had […]

  • The Joy of the Senior “Lawn Horse”

    The Joy of the Senior “Lawn Horse”

    Sharon Wilsie, founder of Horse Speak™ and author of the books Horse Speak: An Equine-Human Translation Guide (with Gretchen Vogel) and Horses in Translation, provides a guest post this week. Her books are available from the TSB online bookstore (click HERE) and watch for her new DVD, coming in November 2018. I like coffee. Strong coffee. […]

  • That Time Fergus the Horse Saved Christmas…

    That Time Fergus the Horse Saved Christmas…

    It might be this Christmas… TSB has been honored to publish artist Jean Abernethy’s brilliant comic horse books. Her delightful equine character Fergus—Equus Hilarious—has become the world’s most popular cartoon horse, with hundreds of thousands of followers on Facebook and a devoted international fan club. In his first three books, Fergus shared his life story (THE […]