Tag: riding

  • A Maine Horseman on Loving the American West, Avocados, and Watership Down

    A Maine Horseman on Loving the American West, Avocados, and Watership Down

    It isn’t uncommon to have an experience that marks a major life change–a dramatic meeting, a sudden loss, an unexpected epiphany…all of these can inspire a re-evaluation of who we are and what we are doing with our lives. When Chris Lombard suffered a breakup that upended his life and left him searching for meaning […]

  • Join Six Fabulous TSB Authors at Equitana USA, October 1-3, 2021

    Join Six Fabulous TSB Authors at Equitana USA, October 1-3, 2021

    We are so excited that Equitana USA at the amazing and beautiful Kentucky Horse Park is right around the corner, and we are THRILLED that six of our amazing authors are featured presenters. Here’s what you have in store in Lexington this weekend. Sally Batton, Founder and President of the Athletic Equestrian League and author of […]

  • TSB Author Cathy Woods on Yoga, Riding in the Smoky Mountains, and Finding the “Super Chill”

    TSB Author Cathy Woods on Yoga, Riding in the Smoky Mountains, and Finding the “Super Chill”

    It is always so interesting what we bring to our horse lives in terms of experience. Our pursuits or interactions with the world outside the barn are destined to impact those inside it. Consider what an argument with a colleague can mean to your lesson later that day, or how traffic can add tension to […]

  • Tik Maynard Is Turning into His Dad

    Tik Maynard Is Turning into His Dad

    We’re celebrating fathers this weekend. Thank you to eventer, trainer, horseman, and author of IN THE MIDDLE ARE THE HORSEMEN Tik Maynard for this original essay. God, I’m turning into my dad. I forget where I put the car keys, my wallet. I wear riding pants to the grocery store. I can’t find the milk—it’s […]

  • TSB Wouldn’t Exist without These Amazing Moms

    TSB Wouldn’t Exist without These Amazing Moms

    It is difficult to avoid sounding platitudinal when praising moms in honor of Mother’s Day. But in a time when our very survival—as healthy individuals, as equestrians, as teachers, coaches, competitors…as a business—is being tested, it only seems fair to acknowledge how support and sacrifice for one person ultimately impacts many. Here, four of our […]

  • Kids’ Crafts: Make Your Own Pony Pencil Holder

    Kids’ Crafts: Make Your Own Pony Pencil Holder

    If you are looking for an easy craft to entertain your kids, here’s a fun, free idea! Plus, you probably have all the materials you need already at your fingertips (and if not, simple substitutes can be found around the house). Don’t forget to remind your young crafters that their finished ponies can be customized […]

  • 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, […]

  • We Love Horses! So Here’s a Valentine’s Day Sale That Spreads the Love

    We Love Horses! So Here’s a Valentine’s Day Sale That Spreads the Love

    We love horses and we love what we do, so we want to share our horse books with all of you! In celebration of Valentine’s Day, you’ll get 20% off plus FREE SHIPPING when you order books or videos from our online bookstore http://www.horseandriderbooks.com. Not sure this is the Valentine’s gift you want? Well, check […]

  • 5 Horse Books for the Holidays

    5 Horse Books for the Holidays

    If you’re searching for gifts for the horse lover in your life, consider this: Reading a book about horses is almost as good as the real thing. Bibliotherapy is a type of therapy that uses literature to support good mental health. “A 2011 study published in the Annual Review of Psychology, based on analysis of fMRI […]

  • 47 True Stories of Winning, Losing, and “Achieving the Dream” from 8 Equestrian Sports

    47 True Stories of Winning, Losing, and “Achieving the Dream” from 8 Equestrian Sports

    “To win for the USA.” Many young athletes grow up with a goal of reaching the Olympics and the glories of their sport’s highest levels. It is no different for equestrians, whether they ride English, Western, vault, or drive a carriage. From playing with plastic ponies and taking their first riding lessons, to finding success in the arena, thousands of horse lovers hope […]