2014-05-08 18.33.06

July 30, 2014

Hauling: am I ready?

Most people who own horses want to take these horses places: shows, trail rides, camps, etc. Most of the times, trailering training is focused on the horse (understandably so) and not so much on the driving abilities and plain vehicle/engine knowledge of the driver. A few months ago one my clients’ friend, a very friendly […]

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2014-05-04 11.11.03

June 30, 2014

Easy way to waste money

We were heading to a horse show and a friend of mine was going to ride in my truck with me. We loaded up the horses, hopped in the truck and started to drive off. Then we remembered we had left a piece of equipment still at the barn, so I simply reversed to get […]

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Horse being exercised at the walk with the Pessoa lunging system.

March 27, 2014

Refresher course for the horse

Spring is here and we’re all riding more than we were a month ago! Some of us are going to start showing, while others will hit the trails! If you’re wanting your first outing to be successful, it may be a good idea to give a refresher course to your horse before you leave your […]

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March 7, 2014

Another high profile horse accident

On March 5, dressage rider Silva Martin, the wife of eventer Boyd Martin, was teaching a riding lesson while also on horseback, when her horse tripped and fell on her. She was wearing a helmet, but hit the ground unconscious and had a seizure. She was flown into the hospital and MRI showed that she […]

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February 27, 2014

Carlos Gracida, a famous polo player, died after a horse accident

Carlos Gracida, the horseman that taught princes William and Harry to play polo,  died February 25, 2014 in Florida after a polo accident that same day. Reports say that another player hit Carlos’ horse in the head with a polo mallet. The horse, in turn, whipped his head around and hit him in the head, […]

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February 27, 2014

It’s been a long time

2013 was a challenging year for many of us. In my case, I had a child and was up for tenure at UK. Therefore, I didn’t spend as much time on the saddle (or on the ground, really) as I would have liked. This winter has been harsh in Kentucky, and many horse friends have […]

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Rider biomechanics

July 26, 2013

Saddle Up Safely with the International Society of Rider Biomechanics

This blog entry was written by Katie Pacheco, Vice President of the International Society of Rider Biomechanics, and accomplished horsewoman. Through the years I have spent in the equine industry, I have had the honor of watching some wonderful riders on some outstanding horses. Unfortunately, I have also seen my fair share of accidents and […]

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