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  1. From Horse Journal: Three Exercises To Prepare For Cross-Country Jumping

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    How do you teach a young or green horse how to jump cross country? Horse Journal performance editor John Strassburger put together a guide called “Get Ready … READ MORE »

  2. Book Review: Modern Eventing with Phillip Dutton

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    Horse Journal Performance Editor John Strassburger is a lifelong three-day event rider and a professional trainer in California. His review of Phillip Dutton’s outstanding book, Modern … READ MORE »

  3. Changing Horse Interests


    As we grow in our horsemanship, often our focus of our goals for our horse life changes. That certainly happened with rescue horse advocate Cate Lamm, … READ MORE »

  4. Learned Helplessness—The Dark Side of 21st Century Horse Training

    Show your support by simply wearing your helmet when you ride!

    Have you ever asked yourself, “What is my goal in training my horse?” Chances are, you have, if you find yourself frustrated with figuring out the … READ MORE »

  5. Horse Rescue Report: Through the Water

    Banjo and I fly race through the water! Photo by Shara Rutberg

    You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him jump…although he might surprise you and be willing to do it after all. Read … READ MORE »

  6. Horse Rescue Report: On the Course…Again


    Competing with a horse is hard, especially for beginners. Here rescue horse advocate Cate Lamm gives us the latest update on she and her horse’s efforts … READ MORE »

  7. What Do You Mean My Horse Is Off Course?

    Banjo and I enjoying an exciting cross-country round.

    Competing with a horse is hard enough, so imagine how unnerving it could be to have a judge flag you down and say you’ve been disqualified! … READ MORE »

  8. The Rewards Of Training Young Horses

    Bella's performance in her first event exceeded my expectations.

    There’s nothing much sweeter than taking a young horse all the way to its first competition–unless you also bred that horse. In this blog from Horse Journal’s … READ MORE »

  9. 10 Must-Haves for Every Rider’s Library

    Jonathan Field Liberty DVD series

    Riders from every discipline will find something in this list of books and DVDs that can help improve our horsemanship from the comfort of our couch. … READ MORE »

  10. And He’s Off…With No Warm-Up!

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    Rescue horse advocate Cate Lamm and her Draft-cross Banjo have come a long way together. Now that they are trying eventing, Cate has been detailing the … READ MORE »

  11. Rescue Horse Report: Conquering a Fear of Water

    Banjo happy to be on the cross course!

    Rescue horse advocate Cate Lamm has taken her Clydesdlae/Thoroughbred cross a long way. But now that they’re trying a cross country course, crossing water presents a … READ MORE »

  12. Horse Rescue Report: Banjo Braves Cross Country


    When rescue horse advocate Cate Lamm started learning about the sport of eventing, she took some time to improve her skills with a well-schooled horse. Here’s … READ MORE »

  13. Horse Rescue Report: The First Eventing Show

    Ruby and I on the cross-country course.

    The sport of eventing can be scary to a novice, so this rider found a veteran to help her through her first show: a plucky mare … READ MORE »

  14. Rescue Report: Lessons from a Horse School Master

    Ruby and I ready for cross country.

    Sometimes the best teachers of a new riding discipline have four legs. Follow along as rescue horse advocate Cate Lamm learns the sport of eventing from … READ MORE »

  15. Horse Rescue Report: Preparing for Eventing Means that First Dressage Test

    Banjo and I practicing our moves!

    If you think eventing is hard, you should try dressage. That’s the reaction of rescue horse owner Cate Lamm as she and her gelding get ready … READ MORE »

  16. First Choice: Phillip Dutton Himself. Next Best? His Terrific Eventing Book

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    Who wouldn’t love to attend a clinic taught by an Olympian rider? How about if that Olympian came to you–for free? Award-winning magazine Practical Horseman, in partnership … READ MORE »

  17. Horse Rescue Report: Riding (and Learning About Eventing) on a Budget

    Goofing off! This was at an event where I was helping a friend.

    What do you do when your horse budget runs low? Rescue horse advocate Cate Lamm has some creative ideas: As I described in my last blog, … READ MORE »

  18. Moving Up To A New Eventing Level Is Always A Test

    horse and rider jumping cross country

    It’s interesting when you read about professional trainers going through the same excitement, worries and thrills that we non-professionals do with our horse’s competitions. Here, Horse … READ MORE »

  19. Eventing Rider: What I Learned About Training From Riding At Galway Downs


    If you’re interested in three-day eventing, and maybe if you’re not!, you’ll enjoy this account of a competition in California from a competitor’s point of view … READ MORE »

  20. Jumping Lessons with Eventing Legend Jim Wofford for Under $25


    If you’ve never done it, jumping a horse may look too intimidating to try. But it’s also very fun, and you may discover that your horse … READ MORE »

  21. Rolex and a New Book by Jim Wofford, Because You’ve Secretly Always Wanted to Jump Your Horse

    Jim Wofford

    You don’t have to wait until the next Olympics to experience the vicarious thrill of some of the world’s top eventing riders in action–because Rolex is … READ MORE »

  22. Horse Rescue Report: How We Survived a Winter without Arenas

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    Winter can be tough for any rider, especially when you live in snowy Colorado. Here’s how one rider, horse rescue advocate Cate Lamm, made it through: … READ MORE »

  23. Horse Rescue Report: Back Pain

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    Sitting on the sidelines with a hurt back when all you want to do is ride your horse can be a very frustrating thing. Here’s writer … READ MORE »

  24. Eventing Rider: How I Deal With Competition Anxiety

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    Do you get butterflies before a horse show or competition? John Strassburger, Horse Journal Performance Editor,  is a seasoned competitor, trainer and journalist, and knows exactly … READ MORE »

  25. Rescue Report: Finding a Good Horse Trainer

    Banjo and Cate Lamm. | Photo courtesy of Cate Lamm

    Finding a trainer can be like dating: painful and awkward until you find the right one. But I needed to find a good eventing trainer for … READ MORE »

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