Audiobooks for the Equestrian on the Go

For some of us, August is a time of change and organization. With summer coming to a close and school semesters starting up, it's also one of the times of the year when we tend to be the busiest. Still, it's important to take time for yourself once and awhile, even if you're on the go. ...

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So Many Ribbons, So Little Space

Ribbons are some of the most notable hallmarks of horse shows. Earning your first ribbon from a horse show is a major right of passage for an equestrian. Whether they are pink, red, or blue, show ribbons are prized possessions of us riders because they serve as reminders of the shows where we have competed ...

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Bring your A-Game to Away Shows

  Photo courtesy of Pexels/Matthias Zomer It's a pretty common thing to come back from an out-of-town show feeling sluggish. Away shows are exciting, yes, but they can sometimes cause you to feel more stressed out and exhausted from all of the preparation and traveling. Here are some of our best tips to help you stay feeling your ...

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Your New Favorite Wine Country Show: The Temecula Valley National Horse Show is the Ultimate Showcation

If you’re looking for a new and creative horse show on the West Coast to go to next year, then stop right now: we have the horse show for you, and we're a little obsessed (hint: it's in wine country, naturally). The newly-founded Nilforushan Equisport Events (NEE) brought a new hunter/jumper competition to Southern California ...

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Full-Cheeks and D-Rings and Eggbutts, Oh My!

Confused by all of the different types of bits out there? Don't worry, we were once, too. To help clear things up,  we're going to talk about a few of the most common types of snaffles, which are bits that you'll see everywhere from both the barn to the show ring (think the hunter and equitation ...

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Meet Tina, Thief of Hearts

An adorable new member has just joined the Equestrian Confidential team. Meet Tina Turner! Tina getting acquainted with her new home.  Photo courtesy of Facebook/tinathemini Named after the famous American-Swiss singer, this miniature pony was given a second chance at life when she was saved from a kill pen in Texas by P.A.W 4 The Foundation, a ...

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Remembering Navalo De Poheton

Courtesy of ScoopDyga For most of us equestrians, our horses are considered to be some of our very best friends. They're our support systems through our ups and downs, our close companions at the barn, and our partners in the show ring. So of course, the loss of an especially outstanding horse will always be felt ...

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Burn, Baby, Burn

We already get a lot of core and lower body work as riders, but if you start working on strengthening your muscles out of the saddle, too, you'll see the results in your riding. Weight and resistance training isn't just for the guys; everyone can benefit from it. And no, building some muscle won't make ...

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We’re Here, We’re Hot, & We’re Sweaty: Bringing the Heat This Summer

The sun's almost always out and shining in Southern California, but during the summer and early fall months, the heat really turns up. So does the chance that you–and your horse–get too much exposure. Below, Jasmin Stair, trainer, owner of Jasmin Stair Stables, and Co-Founder of The Equestrian Confidential, shares her top tips on keep ...

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Retiring the Show Horse: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Over the last few years, more and more once well-loved horses are being abandoned. It’s that taboo thing that no one seems to talk about in our sport. We have too many ways to help for us, as riders and owners, to keep dropping the ball on our equine partners. So what exactly do you do ...

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