English Disciplines

Pamela Nezil performed a dressage routine based around learning theory principles such as using signals the horse can differentiate, using consistency and repetition, and releasing pressure immediately when the horse responds.


2015 ISES Convention Highlights: How Horses Learn and More

November 18, 2015

Enjoy these highlights and article links from the 2015 International Society for Equitation Science Conference.... Read More


USEF Announces New Equine Vaccination Rule

November 12, 2015

All horses must be accompanied by documentation of equine influenza and herpesvirus vaccinations within six months.... Read More


Top Tweets from the World Horse Welfare Conference

November 11, 2015

Take-homes on racehorse welfare, obseity, euthanasia, horse keeping and training, and more.... Read More


A Non-TB Owner's Take on the TB Makeover

October 28, 2015

What experiences have you had with off-track Thoroughbreds? ... Read More


Switzerland Bans Draw Reins From Jumping Competitions

October 26, 2015

To protect equine welfare, the Swiss equestrian federation has banned draw reins, effective Jan. 1, 2016. ... Read More


Teaching a Horse to Stand Still at the Mounting Block

October 15, 2015

How can I encourage my horse to stand still during mounting?... Read More


Help for a Girthy Horse

October 08, 2015

Do you have a cinchy horse? Follow this step-by-step advice to modify his behavior. ... Read More


FEI to Review Dressage Training Methods

October 05, 2015

Stewarding, including monitoring precompetition training techniques, was debated at length at a recent meeting.... Read More


Evaluating the Equine Poor Performer

October 05, 2015

Poor performers can be a diagnostic challenge. Here's what veterinarians will look for when examining these horses.... Read More


Is Your Equine Athlete Happy?

October 01, 2015

Scientists are on the hunt for reliable objective measures of positive emotions in horses being ridden and trained.... Read More

Western exhibitors at the Kentucky Horse Park


Lecture to Feature a Veterinarian's View of Horse Shows

September 16, 2015

Nikki Scherrer, DVM, will cover horse health issues related to shows, such as medications, emergencies, and regulations.... Read More


NSAIDs: Are You Following the Rules?

September 02, 2015

Use caution when administering a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to your horse close to a competition.... Read More


Maintain Health, Prepare Properly for a Sustainable Athlete

August 20, 2015

Horses could be more sustainable athletes if riders condition them better and monitor their health and fitness often.... Read More


Participation Sought in Study on Collapse, Sudden Death

August 19, 2015

The researchers are nearly ready to start analyzing data, but the surveys will remain online for a few more weeks.... Read More

Eventing will open the Olympic equestrian sports, and the cross-country phase should be a huge attraction in the Deodoro Olympic Park venue.


Equestrian Sport Joins One-Year Countdown to Rio 2016

August 05, 2015

Equestrian sports will celebrate 104 years in the Olympic movement in 2016.... Read More


The Conformationally Challenged Athlete

July 20, 2015

No horse is perfect, and many with conformational flaws go on to compete successfully. What can you live with and how?... Read More


AAEP to Host Focus on Poor Performance Educational Event

July 15, 2015

The event is designed to help vets assess, diagnose, and treat a range of performance-limiting diseases and conditions.... Read More


Are Unshod Dressage Horses at a Competitive Disadvantage?

July 01, 2015

Some riders believe shoes help give a dressage horse better gaits; scientists have found that idea to be mostly a myth.... Read More


French Show Jumping Mare Injured in Stall at Show

June 24, 2015

Quismy des Vaux*HDC was injured in her stall overnight when a neighboring stallion escaped from his stall.... Read More


Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

June 23, 2015

By using sensible strategies, we can promote healthy equine joints capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More


Improving Arena Surfaces

May 20, 2015

Find a safe and durable footing to support your horse's soundness.... Read More


The Coolest Things I Learned About Saddle Fit

May 19, 2015

Here are my top six takeaways from a two-day introduction to saddle fitting course.... Read More


FEI RuleApp Launched on Apple Store and Google Play

May 10, 2015

The free smartphone app is designed to give users full access to the federation's official rules and regulations.... Read More


Sizing Up Off-Track Thoroughbreds for Other Disciplines

May 07, 2015

If you're an off-track Thoroughbred owner, what characteristics did you look for in your prospect?... Read More


How to Fit an English Saddle

May 04, 2015

Master Saddler Ian Hastilow shows how to properly place an English saddle on a horse and check for its correct fit.... Read More