Tag: eventing

  • Trot-Canter Cavalletti Challenge

    Trot-Canter Cavalletti Challenge

    Olympian Ingrid Klimke is known for her positive horse training techniques, as well as her remarkable success in international competition. In this exercise from her forthcoming book TRAINING HORSES THE INGRID KLIMKE WAY, she provides a terrific challenge for the horse and rider who have mastered regular cavalletti work. See if you are up to […]

  • 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 […]

  • The First Ride: Analyzing a Horse on the Flat

    The First Ride: Analyzing a Horse on the Flat

    Doug Payne is a well-known equestrian on the international scene, perhaps most recognized as the eventer-most-likely-to-wear-a-helmet-cam. His pulse-quickening videos are seemingly everywhere, leaving hundreds of would-be riders dizzy from their virtual Rolex experience. But Payne is also recognized for his ability to see “what could be” in horses others may have dismissed. Here he gives […]

  • Like Winning the Lottery: Meet the Rider George Morris Says Has “Perfect” Position

    In November, things changed for Kelsey Horn of Corvallis, Oregon. That’s when THE George Morris called The Chronicle of the Horse to wax ecstatic over a photo of Kelsey that appeared in the October 24 & 31 issue of the magazine. “It’s a picture of perfect form,” he said. (You can read everything George Morris […]

  • This Is What Top Equestrians Are Thankful For

    In almost every book we publish, we invite our authors to include a page of acknowledgments; this is their chance to thank those who may have had a hand in their careers or the making of their books. While it isn’t every day that we look back through to see who they’ve thanked over the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Hey Riders! It’s Time to Tame Your Lizard Brain!

    Don’t we all like to feel like we’re in control of our actions and reactions? Especially when it comes to working with and riding horses—it is in our best interests (in terms of living to see another day, that is) to maintain some semblance of calm, cool, rational control in stance and movement, and to […]

  • Persuading Your Horse’s Inside Hind to Take Weight: A Cavalletti Exercise with Olympian Ingrid Klimke

    Who doesn’t get bored going in circles? Olympic Equestrian and TSB author Ingrid Klimke says that riding over cavalletti on circles and half-circles can be a welcome change, not only improving the rider’s seat so it is more secure and balanced, but developing “feel,” as well. And there are many benefits for the horse. “Cavalletti […]

  • 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 […]

  • “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 […]