Ride Horses Better: Improve Equestrian Performance and Prevent Injury

Rev up your engines, with horsepower, that is! Equestrian events are here! Whether a hack, jump, race, or show, you may find that pain, muscle spasms, and imbalance prevent personal best performance when riding. Pain in the lower back, neck, hips, shoulders, knees, and wrists often sidelines riders and can limit participation in the equestrian […]

Children’s Horse Riding – How Long Does It Take To Learn?

Riding lessons, equipment and related expenses require an fair amount of money and time from parents of aspiring horse riders, and it is therefore unsurprising that those same parents are keen to understand how long it will take for their child to learn to ride a horse. The most honest answer to the question is […]

History of the Dressage Musical Freestyle

While dressage has its roots in ancient Greece, it was in the seemingly magical displays of horsemanship in Italy and France of the 16th to 19th centuries that haute ècole, or high school dressage and riding to music developed. Northern Italy was the center of equestrian arts in Renaissance Europe during the late 16th century […]

Disadvantages of Being Tall at Equestrian Sports

Being exceptionally tall has many advantages, but what about when it comes to sporting endeavour, in particular when it comes to equestrian sports. So just what are the plus and minus points of height when it comes to horse racing, show jumping, dressage, 3 day eventing etc. How can a rider use extra height to […]

Equestrian Look Making You Mad For Riding Boots?

The horsey-set is back in vogue. According to Advertising Age Mad Men has all of the fashion world buzzing, “The 1960s-era AMC series is causing a stir in the fashion world this fall, with designers citing it as their muse and retailers stocking their shelves accordingly. Thanks to Don Draper, Joan Holloway and the gang, […]

Equestrian Essentials: Gatehouse Riding Helmets

Riding Hats – How They Work A riding hat is the most important piece of equestrian clothing. They are made up of a hard shell lined with shock absorbing material made of high-grade expanded polystyrene, full of microscopic bubbles. The layers of bubbles burst upon impact. As they burst, they protect the head and reduce […]

The Insider’s Guide to Buying Equestrian Property

There are some spectacular horse farms and ranches for sale at any given time, so you’re likely to have a wide variety of properties to consider. You may be tempted to dive right in and start touring the areas you’re considering for your property, but we encourage you to be deliberate in your process, because […]