Remembering Navalo De Poheton

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

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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

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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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Amateur Spotlight: Romi Skolnik

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Named Best Adult Rider of 2017 by the Greater San Diego Hunter Jumper Association, Romi Skolnik is not one to be missed. Don't worry - you likely won't miss her and her painted mount, Hanky Panky, around the Southern California shows; not only is "Hank" an eye catching drink of water, but Romi stands out ...

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Read This if You’re Sick of Hearing “Shoulders Back!”

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As amateurs, we get away with a little more leeway in the realm of equitation and posture than our junior rider counterparts. Sure, we all want to look great on a horse (and maybe win an amateur medal or two) but we're not about to spend hours in the saddle doing flatwork sans stirrups or ...

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Treat Yourself, Equestrian Style

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Spring has sprung, and that means spring and summer styles are hot off the press. After a long winter...whether that involved braving rain and snow or sprinting the ridiculously long distance between the barns and rings at Thermal, you deserve a little treat before settling in for the summer show season (and your horse might ...

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Inside a Winning Mindset with International Competitor Michelle Rodal

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When it comes to crafting a winning mindset, Michelle Rodal is the champ. Michelle's an accomplished Grand Prix rider (and that's putting it lightly) who has participated in four FEI World Cup Finals. She's represented the United States in numerous Nations Cup competitions before recently beginning to ride in International competition under the Mexican flag. ...

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Tips from a Trainer: Don’t Overthink It

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USHJA certified trainer & instructor Jasmin Stair of Jasmin Stair Stables at Fortuna Del Charro in Rancho Santa Fe, California is back to give us some perspective on adjusting your mindset to get the most out of your riding experience.    As a trainer and a competitor, one thing that is always hard - no matter what ...

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Last Minute Valentines Day Gifts for The Equestrian Set

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Valentines Day is just around the corner and if you're like us, you're a little behind on this mid-week holiday. While you can wine and dine your sweetheart, how do you show the love to your friends and cohorts in the horse world? We created a quick chic & easy gift guide for your trainer, ...

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Horse Shows: It Takes a Village

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Once you step into the show ring, it's easy to feel alone, and like the weight of doing well is all on you. What we often forget is that even though rider and horse cross the start timers or enter a hunter ring alone, we all really enter the ring with a huge support team behind us. Family, ...

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