Sunday, October 24, 2021

Tag: Breed

It’s Not Always “Easy”

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By Jennifer Hemphill Where shall my story begin with our journey together? Let’s start from the moment this beautiful mare, Easy Spirit of Garr Dell,...

Chosen By a Saddlebred

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I bought an American Saddlebred for dressage. More specifically, I bought a newly started, roughly 16 hand, 3-year-old palomino colt to gently get back into dressage… as an adult amatuer rider, who never really had much experience working with “baby” horses. However, before I get into how that’s going, I need to back up a bit and ex

Life Lessons From Patrick

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It was Sept 30, 2018. “YEEEEEOW!” The crowd screams, we’re under the bright lights, and all 22 of us are going a seeming hundred miles per hour, vying for the judges attention, nostrils flared, and feet pounding the earth. After 10 years and countless shows, this is the culmination of our career as a saddleseat team, my last saddleseat view between the ears, and boy is it bittersweet.

My George and Me: The Story of a Grand Prix Saddlebred

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We all have a heart horse, and if we are very very fortunate, we may have more than one in our lifetimes. I’m that lucky girl that has had several, but my guy “George,” CH-SH New York City Slicker, will always have the majority of space in my being.

Little Man’s Big Dreams

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I remember the first time that I saw Little Man (Winter Noon) move. I don’t remember the exact date, but it was sometime in 2010.

Eye of Horus

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#2372 was my gelding’s number. I bought him sight unseen, off a 30-second video and two pictures. I broke every rule of horse buying that day.

A Life Spent with Saddlebreds

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My family had purchased the Saddlebred stallion Flight Time Gold. He was magnificent. Platinum mane and tail, so much sheen he shimmered in the sun, a partial blue eye, a blaze, and two high whites in the back. He was like a horse out of a fairy tale.

From the YourDressage Archives – The Many Acts of an Active...

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It’s Throwback Thursday!  Enjoy this article from the YourDressage Archives, which was originally published in the June 2018 issue of the flipbook version of...

Celebrating Draft Horses! Part 2

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Draft power!!  This month on YourDressage, we are celebrating the mighty Draft Horse and Draft Crosses of all kinds.  Dressage riders who choose Drafts...

Breed of the Month – Arabians! Part 3

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Arabians are our YourDressage Breed of the Month for July!  One of the oldest horse breeds on earth, and the influence for many other...
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