Daily Wellness Check for your Horse

Keep your Western Dressage horse in top health by paying close daily attention. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." That old saying especially applies to your horse's health and safety. You can head off many potential problems—or catch them early—by doing a daily wellness check. When you do a daily check, you can often catch the "little things" before they turn into serious, expensive issues.



Safely Social Distancing by Horseback

Last week we traveled to Pennsylvania for a trail ride and television show production at Cook Forest Scenic Trail Rides in Clarion. On this ride, we kept the campfire going both night and day.

Shows and Results


The Magnificent Met Mounted Police Return To Olympia, The London International Horse Show

Adding to this year’s stellar line-up of entertainment, the Mounted Branch of the Metropolitan Police will be returning with their breath-taking Activity Ride, a phenomenal demonstration of skill and bravery as they negotiate hazards, portraying complete trust between horse and Officer. Expect horses jumping through a solid paper wall, fire, and many more edge-of-the-seat moments as the horses boldly illustrate their nerves of steel, in perfect formation.

Here is some of the latest equine news!

Eventing Nation Red on right, white on left, insanity in the middle

  • All Pass Burnham Market Final Horse Inspection
    by Tilly Berendt on September 20, 2020 at 8:49 am

    This morning’s final horse inspection at the Burnham Market International CCI4*-L, which serves as a replacement for Blenheim’s cancelled autumn fixture, dawned bright, crisp, and wholly uneventful as 62 horses were presented to the assembled

  • Tamie Smith & Passepartout Win Twin Rivers CCI4*-S
    by Kim Miller on September 20, 2020 at 4:47 am

    The CCI4*-S had an exciting shake up of the top placings to finish out the International divisions at the Fall International. It was Tamie Smith and Passepartout, owned by Tamie’s daughter Kaylawna Smith-Cook, who came

  • Sunday Links from One K Helmets
    by Shelby Allen on September 20, 2020 at 4:01 am

    The British team is well known for their breadth and depth of talent, and here’s another pair chomping to climb the senior ranks. Bubby Upton and Cola III are tracking to finishing their CCI4*-L debut

  • Moving Beyond Face Value on Burnham Market CCI4*-L Cross-Country
    by Tilly Berendt on September 19, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    It’s not a wholly enviable job to design an upper-level cross-country course in the most normal of times: as a designer, you have an incredible number of variables to consider when creating a track that

  • Twin Rivers: Tamie Smith Takes 1 & 2 spots in CCI3*-S, Haley Turner Wins CCI2*-S
    by Kim Miller on September 19, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Some sanity returned amid 2020’s wild ride as the Twin Rivers Fall International unfurled in Central California, where CCI2*-S and CCI3*-S competition was decided today. Junior rider Haley Turner and Shadow Inspector laid down a

  • Saturday Links
    by Abby Powell on September 19, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Horses bring me a lot of peace, generally. Even throughout a week as tumultuous as this one, I still found a trip to the barn and a quiet hack to be just what the doctor ordered.