EquiSearch Blogs

Visit the EquiSearch bloggers who blog from everything from Dressage shows to rodeo. Find out about horse care, training techniques, and more from our staff of horse industry experts.
  • Dressage Today Reader's Report

    Dressage Today readers share their riding experiences, event information and more. | Read More »

  • Bob Welch

    After five years as the managing editor for Spin To Win Rodeo Magazine and a two-year stint at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Bob has developed a handful of relationships in the industry. | Read More »

  • Equestrian Fitness with Heather Sansom

    Heather Sansom, MA, is a Certified Personal Trainer, Equestrian conditioning specialist and Level 1 Centered Riding Instructor. She owns and operates Equifitt Fitness & Sport Conditioning in Kemptville, Ontario (equifitt.com) | Read More »

  • Equitrekking

    Darley Newman is the Emmy nominated host and producer of Equitrekking, the first travel television series to take viewers on horseback riding adventures around the world. Darley is the founder of EquitrekkingTravel.com, featuring exceptional equestrian vacations. Keep checking back, as she shares her travel adventures. Equitrekking is broadcast on PBS and international networks. | Read More »

  • From The Pile And Beyond

    Deb M. Eldredge, DVM is a semi-retired veterinarian and award winning writer. She spent the first 15 years of her life earning money to buy a horse and never looked back. Deb was involved with 4-H and Pony Club, then moved on to polo at Cornell where she earned her DVM degree. She has competed in Western and Hunter/Jumper, low level combined training and competitive trail rides. She currently lives with six equines. Three are senior horses – an Arab, An Appaloosa and a Quarter Horse. The “youngsters” are a mini horse and two donkeys. | Read More »

  • Hilary Moore

    Find out what it is like to go through the USDF 'L' Program for dressage judging. Follow my experience, from ordering my 'L' binder to scheduling my students around weekend workshops across the country. | Read More »

  • Hockin' with Hawkins

    Buddy Hawkins II, of Columbus, Kans., qualified for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2013 and is back in the hunt again in 2014. Heeling again for Drew Horner, Hawkins works tirelessly in the practice pen to maintain his position as one of the elite heelers in the sport. Here, Hawkins will talk about team roping and life on the rodeo road. | Read More »

  • Hoof Prints and Camp Smoke

    An avid trail rider and horsecamper for over 40 years, Bonnie Davis has presented workshops, lectures and presentations on maintaining, preserving and developing trails, horsecamps and trail riding. | Read More »

  • Horses Keep Us Grounded

    Cynthia Foley is the Editor-in-Chief of Horse Journal, which focuses on real-life horse-product field trials with buying advice and recommendations. An experienced horsewoman, writer and editor, she competed successfully in the hunter/jumper divisions for many years and, after completing college, moved to Kentucky where she learned the Thoroughbred racing industry, including several years as assistant manager at a major rehabilitation and training clinic outside of Lexington. When she and her husband moved to Virginia’s Hunt Country, she secured a position at The Chronicle of the Horse, where she worked as assistant editor. She is an avid dressage rider. | Read More »

  • Juli Thorson's Horse Talk

    By Juli Thorson Horse&Rider's editor-at-large covers a broad range of subjects of interest to Western riders--everything from trend reports and tips for managing your horse life to what's new in gear, tack, and riding. | Read More »

  • Make Dressage More Fun

    Janie is a professional trainer from Purcellville, VA., and graduate of the Equine Studies Program at Lake Erie College in Ohio, where she was a fearless event and dressage competitor. After years of teaching beginning students and amateur dressage riders, she has seen first-hand that they need to have more fun in their work. In this Dressage Today blog she brings ideas from her own experience, from top name trainers and from YOU. | Read More »

  • On the Road with Clay Tryan

    Clay Tryan is the 2005 World Champion header, roping in 2013 with Jade Corkill. He gives us a glimpse into what family life is like up and down the rodeo road here. | Read More »

  • OnStaff at Horse&Rider

    With Jennifer Paulson (right) and Alexis Bennett Ever wonder what it's like to work at a horse magazine? The editors of Horse&Rider take you along on their wild ride. | Read More »

  • Practically Speaking

    Practical Horseman's staff gives you a behind-the-scenes look at our adventures in the office, on assignment and with our horses. Posters include Editor Sandy Oliynyk (top left), Managing Editor Stacey Nedrow-Wigmore (top right) and Assistant Editor Traci Donatelli (bottom). | Read More »

  • Remember To Smile

    Pam Stone was a stand-up comedian before committing to dressage full time and earning her USDF bronze and silver medals. She teaches and trains from her Stone's Throw Farm near Landrum, South Carolina (stonesthrowfarmdressage.com). | Read More »

  • Rescue Report

    Follow the blog of Cate Lamm, editorial assistant of The Trail Rider and a past trainer with the Colorado Horse Rescue, as she rescues and retrains a neglected Clydesdale-Thoroughbred cross. Along the way, she discovers that rehabilitating a frightened horse gives her self-confidence, as well—and that she and Banjo are on a journey together. | Read More »

  • Rope Like a Girl

    Lari Dee Guy is a five-time Women's Professional Rodeo Association World Champion and has won the biggest ropings in the country, heading and heeling. She teaches roping schools all over the globe, and has trained horses for the likes of Trevor Brazile, Tuf Cooper and Stran Smith. | Read More »

  • Stepping Out of the Judge's Box

    Margaret Freeman is a USEF “Senior” dressage judge living in Tryon NC.She was recently elected Secretary of the U.S. Dressage Federation. She earned her USDF Silver Medal on a horse she bred and trained herself, and she continues to compete at FEI-level dressage. She has covered the equestrian events at seven Olympics for the Associated Press. She’s an experienced show organizer, is on the committee of the Youth Dressage Festival (NY), and was on the founding committees of CDCTA (VA) and Dressage at Devon (PA). | Read More »

  • The Equine Things That Matter Most

    John Strassburger, Horse Journal’s Performance Editor, is a graduate A Pony Clubber. He currently competes in eventing at the Intermediate level. As editor of The Chronicle of the Horse for 20 years, he covered six Olympics and thousands of competitions. With his wife, he operates Phoenix Farm (phoenixsporthorses.com), a breeding/training facility in California. Email John | Read More »

  • The Jurga Report

    Fran Jurga keeps you up-to-date in this blog on news about horse health, care, equine science and research that affects horses. © The Jurga Report. Content cannot be reproduced without permission. | Read More »

  • The Thinking Rider

    By Jennifer Forsberg Meyer Insights and resources to improve your riding life and demystify your horse’s behavior. Horse&Rider's senior editor shares facts, quotes, tips, trivia, and other fun stuff. | Read More »

  • Vet Check

    Grant Miller is a Veterinary Editor for the Horse Journal and currently practices in Northern California. His areas of interest include acupuncture, chiropractics, performance horse medicine, geriatric horse care, and forensics. He grew up riding in the Pony Club and studied dressage until he attended veterinary school at UC Davis. In 2007 he founded The Sonoma County CHANGE Program to assist his local animal control department with equine humane cases. | Read More »

  • View From the Driver's Seat

    My name is Josh Schley I am a husband and father of three wonderful children. I have spent my whole life wanting to be a cowboy and live the cowboy lifestyle. I have spent time ranching in the sand hills of NE and the flint hills of KS along with that I have been an avid team roper. For the last two years I have been lucky enough to travel the PRCA circuit with some of the very best team ropers to ever swing a rope and ride a horse. Next season I will be going again and sharing my adventures and the inside look with all of the faithful Spin to Win readers. I look forward to giving everyone a taste of the road in my "View from the Drivers Seat!" | Read More »

  • Work and Play at Dressage Today

    Go behind the scenes with the Editorial staff of Dressage Today. In the office, around the barn and at home. | Read More »

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