If you couldn’t cop tickets to Thursday night’s Central Park Grand Prix (at a cost of $275 per ticket) not to worry. NBC Sports Network will broadcast the event live, most likely giving you an even better view than the pricey seats would afford. This broadcast will mark the first time an equestrian sport has […]
There’s very little that compares to the feeling of nailing a jump — seeing the spot from a good distance back and riding forward into that spot so that each jump is right in stride. It’s exhilarating. It sounds easy. And sometimes it’s very difficult to achieve. Some days it seems like jumping is unbelievably […]
When I was younger, I loved to jump big fences. I loved the thrill and the air time. 4′ courses were just a regular lesson. When I started eventing there was no Beginner Novice and the Novice fences looked very manageable, even on a green horse. But the older I get, the smaller my comfort […]
February 27, 2012.Reading time less than 1 minute.
Gotta love this horse. He’s not bothered by anything! This is exactly the kind of horse you’d like to have out in the hunt field. The first time Freedom saw a sheep I thought he’d have a heart attack. He was fine . . . until they moved and he realized they were alive!
The video below shows a kid of maybe 9 or 10 jumping fences that are about 3’6″ or 4′. It’s a lovely horse that’s taking excellent care of its rider. But you have to give some credit to the kid for riding down to a fence that may be as tall as he is. I […]
I’ve seen this photo make the rounds on Facebook for quite some time. And each time I see it I can’t decide if this kid is having fun . . . or is scared out of his mind! The expression could go either way. As a parent, it worries me to see his left foot […]
One thing I like about horses is they don’t hold a grudge. Even when maybe they should. At the end of hunt season I rode badly to a big vertical. I didn’t realize that the ground dipped slightly before the fence, making it larger than I realized. I could tell that Freedom didn’t like the […]