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I am working on a series on saddle fit for my blog,, and would love to get the community's…Continue

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Started May 7, 2013

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Marketing vs. Self-promotion


I thought it would be useful to write a post on marketing versus self-promotion because I often hear “self-promotion” used to negatively describe anyone trying to “promote” their training business.

In the end, it all comes down to tact.

Equine professionals must market themselves to spread the word and build new clientele.  If you are not…


Posted on May 12, 2013 at 4:18pm

Saddle Fit Series – The Basics


Saddle fit can be one of the most challenging obstacles we face as horse owners. It is both an art and a science, and if you talk to 7 saddle fitters and you will get 7 opinions. Not only does the saddle need to fit the horse, it needs to fit the rider, and finding a marriage of the two can be a frustrating, expensive, and lengthy process.

In this series I will address some of…


Posted on May 12, 2013 at 4:11pm

Can I get a Longe Lesson – Please?!


When I decided to refocus my riding to dressage, I made a valiant effort to find someone to give me regular longe lessons. Shockingly, this was much more difficult than I had expected! I would hear things like, “you’ve been riding all your life, why do you need a longe lesson?”…


Posted on May 6, 2013 at 9:03am

Fitness Friday


If you don’t currently exercise outside of riding, I highly recommend it. While I completely understand it is tough to imagine doing anything other than crash on the couch after a 12+ hour day, I’ve found that it has made a huge difference in my body control and body awareness while I’m riding.

As a groom or working student when you are lifting buckets,…


Posted on May 5, 2013 at 9:44pm

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