“If you never fall off, you’re not riding.”


That is what all of my trainers have told me. If you never fall off in your whole riding career, you’re obviously doing something wrong. Falling off is just a part of riding- it will happen. It happens to the pros, trainers, and yes, even I have fallen off.

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Para-Reining’s Debut (from usef.org)


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My Top Ten Favorite Horses of All Time

Horses will always leave a mark on people’s lives, but there are some that leave an even bigger imprint. These horses are the ones that were the long shots, and horses that everybody knew were going to be champions. So here’s my top ten favorite horses throughout history.

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Equestrian of the Week-Beezie Madden


Elizabeth “Beezie” Madden is an American show jumper from Cazenovia, New York

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The Baking Equestrian-Peppermint Treats


Homemade horse treats are a fun way to show your horse how much you care. Making them from scratch also ensures that the treats have only all-natural ingredients, so you know your horse isn’t eating anything that might be bad for him.

Peppermint Treats:


  • 10 crushed peppermints
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 apples
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1/4 cup of molasses
  • water


  1. Mix flour and oats together
  2. Add molasses
  3. Add water slowly until mixture is doughy
  4. Add peppermint
  5. Add apples
  6. Cook at 350 degrees until golden brown

Equestrian of the Week-Reed Kessler


Reed Kessler is a show jumper from the United States. When she was just 18 years old, she competed at the 2012 London Olympics with her horse Cylana, making her the youngest equestrian ever in show jumping history. Before she aged out of the Junior competitions (before she turned 18), Reed was one of the top competitors winning numerous championships. She was the World of Show Jumping Talent of the Year in 2012 as well as the Leading Open Jumper at the 2012 Washington International Horse Show. Through out 2013, Reed trained with legendary German trainer Marcus Ehning in Borken, Germany. Reed is also a JustWorld International Ambassador, a volunteer program that serves poor countries acroos the globe.

7711904658_31d65333ec_z Reed Kessler and Cylana at the 2012 London Olympics.