Tag: show jumping

  • It’s the Season to Grow Your Riding Confidence!

    It’s the Season to Grow Your Riding Confidence!

    The changing of the seasons always turns the focus from this year to next. What have we learned in the past few months? What can we do to reach the next level of achievement, whether that is a training goal or one in the show ring? How can we improve ourselves? Improve our horses? Pro-athlete […]

  • TSB Author Jen Marsden Hamilton on Striding, Convertibles, and Cats on the Beach

    TSB Author Jen Marsden Hamilton on Striding, Convertibles, and Cats on the Beach

    There are some authors who inspire us, even out of the saddle. Jen Marsden Hamilton is one of those. She always seems to reach out just when we at TSB need a shot in the arm and encouragement to keep on, keeping on. We connected with Jen recently to talk about her book STRIDE CONTROL, […]

  • “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 […]

  • More Than a “Good Eye”

    More Than a “Good Eye”

    Understanding and implementing stride control (being able to adjust the number of strides before and between fences) improves a horse’s rideability and allows the rider to further improve the horse’s technique over an obstacle. Renowned coach Jen Marsden Hamilton has taught countless riders and horses around the world in the striding techniques that brought her […]

  • The Olympics Are Postponed, But Your Dreams Don’t Have to Be

    The Olympics Are Postponed, But Your Dreams Don’t Have to Be

    I love watching the Olympics—winter and summer. Pick a sport and I’m into it, willing to admire the athletes, agonize over the losses, celebrate the successes, and even puzzle over the “rules of the game” when it comes to contests unfamiliar to me. I grew up an athlete, and I can identify with the ambition, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Why We Need to Be Inspired to Ride Well

    “Being coached” and “being a coach” are two of the topics examined in Eric Smiley’s new book TWO BRAINS, ONE AIM. “The aim of this book is twofold,” Eric says. “Firstly, to improve the relationship between coach (in all its guises) and rider and horse; in other words, help the rider learn how to learn, […]

  • George Morris: “The School Horse Is Just as Valuable as Big Star”

    George Morris: “The School Horse Is Just as Valuable as Big Star”

    In 2017 and together with Kenilworth Press in the UK, TSB released the book SPORT HORSE SOUNDNESS AND PERFORMANCE by Dr. Cecilia Lönnell. George Morris was an enthusiastic supporter of the premise of Dr. Lönnell’s book, and so wrote a detailed foreword that makes many points that are of great value to all of those within […]

  • Horseman Tik Maynard on His New Book, The Sound of Music, and a Conversation with Ellen DeGeneres

    Horseman Tik Maynard on His New Book, The Sound of Music, and a Conversation with Ellen DeGeneres

    In his new memoir IN THE MIDDLE ARE THE HORSEMEN, TSB author Tik Maynard tells a story about how he submitted his first query letter to a publisher: I spent weeks writing, editing, and re-editing my query letter to them. I finally took a deep breath, and hit send. Opened a vein. I did not hear […]