By: Jennifer Schramm
The physical aspects of riding are only a portion of riding successfully; our mental programming is often neglected or ignored. Read more »
Jump Canada doubled its levy, although with the already high cost of showing, hardly anyone seemed to notice. But where does all that money – over $250,000 collected last year alone – really go?
Training Tips: Long-Lining with Bo Jenå
Considered one of the world’s foremost experts in long-lining, Bo Jenå explains why and how this under-utilized training method can be beneficial to a young horse’s education to improve suppleness and collection without interference from the rider.
Quick Tips: Jumping
Perfecting the hand gallop with Ryan Roy
Quick Tips: Eventing
Avoiding Runouts & Refusals with Jessica Phoenix
Quick Tips: Dressage
Turn on the Forehand with Shannon Dueck
5 Tips for a Winning Attitude
Life coach Jennifer Schramm knows that a positive mind is a key ingredient to a successful show season. She offers some tips to help develop a healthy attitude and a winning mind.
Susan Grange: An Owner’s Perspective
A long-time supporter of show jumping at the highest levels in Canada, Sue Grange is candid about her reasons for being involved in a sport where the financial rewards can be few and far between.
Fashion By Riders, For Riders
Who better to design riding apparel than riders themselves? Horse Sport looks at what inspired the designs of a few creative Canadians – and a couple of international names.
Creative Perfect Braids
Beautiful braids can enhance a beautiful neck and show respect for the judge, the show management, and your fellow competitors. If you are willing to put in the practice, braiding your own horse is an excellent way to save money and come away with a feeling of satisfaction.
Show Me the Money: The Lure & Perils of the Year Round Show Circuit
Where horses used to get downtime after the indoor fall circuit, they are now shipped to Florida or California for a three-month winter circuit prior to the spring and summer show season in Canada. How can riders prevent burnout to themselves and their horses?
Terrance Millar Uncensored
In this first of an exclusive series of interviews, former chef d’équipe Terrance (Torchy) Millar pulls no punches about where Canada’s system is failing in terms of producing top international show jumpers. In this edition he discusses the equitation division: is it the weak link?