Friday, March 31, 2023

Tag: Overcoming Adversity

Get Courage and Achieve Your Dressage Dreams

By Sally O’Dwyer Courage is a muscle that when flexed gets stronger, allowing us to live our best lives, achieve our goals, compete in the dressage arena,...

Dressage Therapy – How Dressage Has Helped My Daughter

By Jennie Pruden I grew up in the horse world- with my aunt and grandmother as mentors. We had a family farm, and I showed English pleasure....

My New Life

By Mary Mulcahy This article received an honorable mention in the 2018 GMO Newsletter Award in First-Person Experience for GMOs with fewer than 75 members....


When a beloved filly becomes critically ill, an owner’s support network helps see her through Reprinted from the December 2013/January 2014 Issue of USDF Connection By...

A Lesson in Self-Help

Do you need a trainer? Perhaps—but as one amateur rider discovers, too much hand-holding can be counterproductive Reprinted from the May 2014 Issue of USDF...

The Greatest Gift

A young rider learns important lessons from her schoolmaster horse Reprinted from the February 2014 Issue of USDF Connection By Amy L. Obritsch In...

EPM: Not Just Playing Possum

This dreaded neurological disease has robbed many horses of their careers. Here’s the latest on diagnosis and treatment. By Katie Navarra Reprinted from the...

Gold for Mo

By Tillie Jones I remember being in awe of those girls that seemed to win all the awards. They were much older. Sophisticated. Refined. They seemed to...

A Difficult Beau

By Andrea Lewis They say you learn the most from a difficult horse. In my opinion, this is so true.  In January of 2006, I purchased...

Hurricane on Her Parade

By Martie Healy Entries were in, the schedule was finished (and oh, so pretty), the stabling was done, and all was posted online, with barely a query...
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10 Tips for Dressage Seat Equitation Riders

By Mike Osinski, USEF “S” and FEI Judge With the popularity of Dressage Seat Equitation, the numbers are rising in these classes across the country. Here are a few tips for riders to understand what the judges are looking for in an Equitation class.