Our columnist reflects on the changes in his life and career over the past few years.
A couple of years ago, a former client and friend sent me a note after she retired from riding expressing her appreciation for our time together. She wrote of how much she learned in our work together, but more importantly, how her lessons prepared her to function on her own as a rider.
Our columnist hopes that eventually it will become commonplace again for international show jumpers to start their horses from scratch.
Having so many different disciplines within equestrian sports is part of what makes it so interesting. We’ll be seeing all eight Fédération Equestre Internationale-recognized disciplines at the end of September in Kentucky at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
Our columnist delves into the ongoing discussion of safety helmets, head injuries and personal choice.
A few weeks before Courtney Dye’s horrible riding accident that left her with severe head injuries, she took part in a U.S. Equestrian Federation High Performance clinic in Florida working with Steffen Peters and me.
Our columnist explores the incredible journey from youngster to 5-year-old.
Raising and training a foal, yearling or 2-year-old to become a horse ready to enter the competitive arena will be one of the most satisfying and educational experiences a rider or trainer can ever have. Knowing that the horse you’re riding is also the horse that you made from scratch validates you as a horseman in a way that riding someone else’s project never can.