Tag: equitation

  • “Did you say jumping…no stirrups?” “Yes,” says Anne Kursinski

    “Did you say jumping…no stirrups?” “Yes,” says Anne Kursinski

    There are many reasons November is my most unfavorite month of the year. In Vermont, it means needing a flashlight to find the car when I get out of work. It means cold but no snow to play in. It means short days but just as much to do. In our horsey world, this time […]

  • New Releases from Jane Savoie and Anne Kursinski

    New Releases from Jane Savoie and Anne Kursinski

    The winter months are ahead and wouldn’t it be FAB if you could train with renowned coach and master of motivation Jane Savoie and Olympian Anne Kursinski, all for less than the cost of a week’s worth of Starbucks lattes? The good news is YOU CAN! JANE SAVOIE’S DRESSAGE BETWEEN THE JUMPS and ANNE KURSINSKI’S […]

  • Using Music to Increase Forward Energy in Your Horse

    Using Music to Increase Forward Energy in Your Horse

    Who hasn’t struggled to get a horse in front of the leg? None of us want to resort to kicking like a kindergartener in a Thelwell cartoon, but sometimes, when the piggy pony comes out… Dressage trainer and exhibition performer Sandra Beaulieu suggests that music can be used to increase forward energy in the sleepiest, […]

  • 20 Great Quotes from Charlotte Dujardin at the NEDA Fall Symposium

    20 Great Quotes from Charlotte Dujardin at the NEDA Fall Symposium

    TSB was, along with hundreds of others, lucky enough to attend the New England Dressage Association Fall Symposium, hosted by Mount Holyoke Equestrian Center in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Despite beginning in the rain and ending in the cold, it was a beautifully organized event. Hats off to those who planned and ran the operations, decorated […]

  • George Morris REALLY Said That? 21 “Georgisms” That Can Change Your Horse Life

    George Morris REALLY Said That? 21 “Georgisms” That Can Change Your Horse Life

    There’s nothing quite like the amazing array of George-Morris-memes that float around the internet. They are funny and harsh and thoughtful and on point…some of them are probably even true. Here are a few you may not have seen yet that George Morris actually DID say—ponder them, perhaps allow them to help improve your horsemanship. […]

  • The Real Reason You Shouldn’t Look Down While Riding

    The Real Reason You Shouldn’t Look Down While Riding

    We’ve all heard it over the years: “Don’t look down!” And maybe, “You look at the ground and that’s where you’ll end up!” The real reason we shouldn’t look down while we’re riding doesn’t have as much to do with running into things or falling off as it does with the horse’s ability to perform. […]

  • Riders! Do NOT Put Your Shoulders Back!

    Riders! Do NOT Put Your Shoulders Back!

    The rider’s trunk and extremities interact and depend on each other. For example, hands and arms depend on shoulder position, which depends on the shoulder girdle, which depends on the position of the spinal column (in particular, the thoracic spine). All of this interconnectedness means that the common instruction heard in riding rings round the […]

  • When I Said Yes to Scary: The “After George Morris” Report

    When I Said Yes to Scary: The “After George Morris” Report

    TSB author Karen Robertson shared her hopes and fears for her clinic date with The George in May (click here to read her first post). Now she’s back to tell us how it all went down. To tell the story about what it was like for me riding with George Morris in late May, I […]

  • Saying Yes to Scary: My Turn Riding for George Morris

    Saying Yes to Scary: My Turn Riding for George Morris

    TSB author Karen Robertson mulls over her upcoming date with The One and Only. I started considered riding in a George Morris clinic in recent years. I know, I know… most of you are probably wondering why on earth I’d throw myself into the fire like that. And you’re right – I’m kind of freaking […]

  • An All New Look for Great Horse Books

    An All New Look for Great Horse Books

    For over 30 years, a small group of horse people based on a farm in rural Vermont has produced books and DVDs on all things horse. An enterprise that began with Sally Swift’s now classic CENTERED RIDING—one of the bestselling equestrian books of all time—soon included titles spanning all breeds and disciplines. Today, Trafalgar Square […]