The Bungling FEI’s Next Election Will Affect Our Horse Sports’ Future
The FEI’s leaders and its Swiss-based staff need to develop an entirely different outlook on what their job is and on how they do it.
Here’s How To Choose The Right Body Protector For You
The most vital factors are: How it fits and the type of riding you do.
With His Hands, Dougie Hannum Treats The Equine Athlete
Horses move and perform better after he’s worked on them.
Horse Journal OnCall: Why Does My Horse Canter Disunited?
The canter requires strength and conditioning.
Taking A Pony Out In Public Shows How Much Outreach We Need
Do they not understand that he’s a living, breathing creature?
A Phone Call Makes Me Ponder How We Communicate With Our Horses
The language we have to teach our horses, continuously, is a language centered around communication with our bodies.
Horse Journal OnCall: Do I Really Need to Use a Bit?
We just trail ride, but if I should use a bit, how do I get him to accept it?
What I Learned By Riding In A Phillip Dutton Clinic
Phillip’s mantra: The horse must be in front of your leg and on your aids whenever you put him to work. And he must be immediately there.
What’s Next For California Chrome—And the Triple Crown?
I’m thinking that, instead of decrying California Chrome as just another not-quite-champion, that we should be impressed by his courage.
A Look Back: "Here’s Hoping We’ll Host Another WEG Soon"
The 2010 Games in Lexington were beyond anything we’ve seen before.
My Three Examples Of Why You Can’t Train All Horses The Same Way
Horses mature and develop at their own speed and in their own ways.
Your Horse Trainer’s Program Needs to Suit Your Goals
The truth is that some riders and trainers fit together better than others.
Epic Riding and Horsemanship On Display At Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event
Every year I go to Rolex Kentucky, and I see things that help me to become a better trainer and horseman.
What We Learned From Watching An Equine Cruelty Case In Court
It’s apparently easier to get a felony trial and conviction with a dead animal.
Horse Journal Readers Often Ask How Hard to Work Their Horses
Too often riders forget this and think that if some work is good, then more must be better.
Now Event Riders Can Choose: Medical Armband or Medical Bracelet
The USEA's new medical rule clarified, with medical ID still required.
Equine Medical Research Gets Funds From Three-Day Event Riders
Event riders have added $1 to their starter fees to support equine medical research. And they’ve challenged others to do the same for their horses.
Photos of Foals Remind Me Why I Miss Breeding Horses
Seeing the squeal-worthy photos of fuzzy wee foals always causes a pang in my heart
Media Critique: Modern Eventing With Phillip Dutton
This book is a blueprint for success in three-day eventing.