FACT: You are, at some point in your life as a competitive rider, whether an Olympic contender, a walk-trot division regular at schooling shows, or anyone in between, going to have a competition that does not go according to plan. It’s just the nature of things, and if you can’t accept that, then please find […]
Lauren wrote a blog for NoelleFloyd.com on how to put your trainer out of a job… for the best reasons! Click here to read it (and shorten your reins already!).
Serious riders, particularly those of us riding either older horses or horses we hope to get to a Big Level and then enjoy at that level for many years, spend a lot of time thinking about the fine balance between working our horses hard enough to achieve fitness and strength to minimize the risk of injury […]
Remember how I wrote last time about Swagger, and how he was perfect, and I was having to restrain myself from pressing on too hard? Well, I came home from three days of teaching a clinic in Florida to a horse that was about 2 inches taller behind, with absolutely no ability to lift his back […]
We’ve got show results, we’ve got clinics, we’ve got some great new faces around the farm, and we’ve got a new USDF Bronze Medalist! Read all about it in our May e-newsletter, and sign up to receive it directly in your inbox!
Below are the ride times for our May 15-16 clinic with Michael Barisone. Sign up to audit here! WEDNESDAY 10:30 Liza Broadbent & Victorious, 17 yr KWPN Gelding by Patijn, Grand Prix 11:15 Chris Broadbent & Fiero, 12 yr Oldenburg Gelding by Fidertanz, Second Level 12 Lauren Sprieser & Guernsey Elvis, 8 yr KWPN Gelding […]
My experience with young horses has been almost exclusively with two kinds. The first are ones with very good characters who weren’t international quality. As they’ve been owned and ridden by amateurs, that’s been by design. They were bought so that their owners could ride them as they developed up the levels, so the trade-off—less […]
Ride times for our April 24-25 clinic with US Olympian Michael Barisone are below. Sign up to audit at Event Clinics.com! WEDNESDAY 12 Lauren Sprieser & Guernsey Elvis, 8 yr KWPN Gelding by Querly Elvis, PSG 12:45 Jodie Harney & Sullivan, 7 yr Oldenburg Gelding by Surprice, First Level 1:30 Lauren Sprieser & Gretzky RV, […]
And just like that, I’m home from Florida. The last month was a blur, with a flotilla of clients showing, and all at big levels. Liza and Hannah earned their Intermediaire scores for their gold medals, and they are right on the brink of Grand Prix. Julia, who six months ago went to her first […]
Florida 2019 is coming to a close, and it’s been one amazing winter season, with big goals met, big progress made, and lots of great memories and ribbons logged! And we’re even more excited to come home and get the summer season started off right with some new faces around the farm. Read all about it […]