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Patience is a virtue. It's also Jessica Springsteen's lasting lesson of 2019. "There was a point this summer where I felt like I could...
Sixty-six rule change proposals will dominate conversation at the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Annual Meeting, which takes place Dec. 8-12 in...
Sixty-six rule change proposals will dominate conversation at the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Annual Meeting, which takes place Dec. 8-12 in...
Over the last several months I’ve been working with a horse named Titan. Titan is a strapping young Thoroughbred cross who oozes athleticism. While...
Pre-Junior Jumping Championship Added To 2020 NAYC On Dec. 3, officials from the U.S. Equestrian Federation announced the addition of the...
Whenever I go through a crisis, I always ask myself, “What can I learn from this experience? What can I do better?” I’ve learned a few...
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Patience is a virtue. It's also Jessica Springsteen's lasting lesson of 2019. "There was a point this summer where I felt like I could...
This hilarious, ever-popular piece by humor columnist Jody Lynne Werner originally ran on Dec. 1, 2014, on www.coth.com.  The question of whether...
When Gemma Jelinska was 4, her father tried to put her up on his friend’s horse. She burst into tears and proceeded to cry her eyes out, refusing...
Often riders and grooms will describe their horse as having a puppy-dog personality, but if any horse ever epitomized that phrase it would be...
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This hilarious, ever-popular piece by humor columnist Jody Lynne Werner originally ran on Dec. 1, 2014, on www.coth.com.  The question of whether or not to...
Sunday was  Dec. 1, which begins the start of a new show season. The point counts have reset to zero, and a new set of rule changes is in effect. You can...
When Gemma Jelinska was 4, her father tried to put her up on his friend’s horse. She burst into tears and proceeded to cry her eyes out, refusing to get on....
Anyone who’s spent a day following hounds knows the ideal field hunter can be any shape or color as long as he gets across country safely. This was...
Dear Rita, Devoting one’s life to pursuit of top sport often requires a rider to travel great distances for training and competition.  When I was kid,...
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This hilarious, ever-popular piece by humor columnist Jody Lynne Werner originally ran on Dec. 1, 2014, on www.coth.com.  The question of whether...
Over the last several months I’ve been working with a horse named Titan. Titan is a strapping young Thoroughbred cross who oozes athleticism. While...
Riders went back to basics and were pushed outside their comfort zone in Anne Kursinski’s annual show jumping clinic at Market Street, Inc., in...
Although she’s an accomplished rider in the hunter and jumper divisions, Shachine Belle has a true passion for teaching. When she isn’t...
On St. Patrick’s Day, between 30 and 40 foot-pack enthusiasts gathered at the Strathalbyn Farms Club gazebo in Weldon Spring, Mo., for the 38th...
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As I write it’s the morning of the fifth and final day of the 2018 Chicago regional session of the USHJA’s Emerging Athletes Program. In front of me at HITS-Chicago sits a...
There isn’t a gentle way to start this post, so I’m just starting: [In March], my horse passed away. It was a Monday, so the barn was closed until 3 p.m. As you can...
Summer has hit us like a freight train, with heat indexes over 100* and high humidity here in Virginia. Summer is long and unrelenting here in the South, so it’s acclimate or...
In my teens and 20s, becoming a better rider was about surviving in the sport. As a kid from a non-horsey family without enough money to buy and care for a horse, learning to...
This afternoon I got a phone call from a friend and fellow event rider who has just been named to the reserve list of a certain team competition in September. I was really hoping...
I have to admit that this might be my favorite portion of this series to write. What I normally see when an equine job ad pops up on social media is something so abrasive,...
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The United States Equestrian Federation Board of Directors has voted to prohibit the use of medroxyprogesterone acetate in horses competing in...
Emma Fletcher was sitting at the table at her aunt’s house for Thanksgiving dinner last year when she received a phone call from the barn manager...
I've been considering whether to write this for months now, and I know what I'm about to say is likely to be wildly unpopular. However, the...
Fédération Equestre Internationale officials have confirmed rule changes are on the table with regards to blood on the horse and the use of the...
After nine months of rest, rehab, surgery and lots of anxiety, Danny took a big step forward in his return to work—he was cleared to go back under...
Our columnist shares what she’s learned from years of handling horses during wildfires. During the horrific fires that ripped through California...

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