The Expecting Eventer: Preparing for Motherhood

As an Expecting Eventer facing motherhood for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. The majority of my life had been spent in a barn and realizing I was about to be responsible for a life that couldn't be stalled at night and cried instead of whinnied was nerve wracking. So, …

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What Does My OTTB Already Know?

With RRP trainer applications open, the search is on for that one perfect Makeover mount! Your partner for the next 10 months and the one to take you to the Kentucky Horse Park and beyond! As the RRP Thoroughbred Makeover grows in popularity, so does the amount of potential trainers vying for a piece of …

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Managing Negative Emotions in the Saddle

For most riders, the barn is their happy place. The saddle, a spot to de-stress and enjoy life. But as with any sport, striving for perfection or working to obtain specific goals can result in anxiety, frustration and even anger. However, unlike other sports, an equestrian's partner is not an inanimate object but a living, …

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Be a Good Buyer – Top 5 Questions NOT to Ask Sellers!

Horse shopping is no easy task. As much fun as buying a horse sounds, it can quickly become a stressful journey trying to navigate thousands of sale ads, gaze over hundreds of photos and videos and try to make a judgement call about which of the dozens and dozens of horses available may suit your …

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