Archive for November 2015

Why do riders need core stability? How can you train it?

For a good and effective seat you need to place the middle part of your body in the correct position. Where you place your pelvis and hips is essential for your ability to have an effective seat. The middle part of your body (from the pelvis to the knee) needs to be steady, but at read more…

From Racing to Barrel Racing

If you are looking for a barrel racing horse your first choice would probably be a quarter horse. As a matter of fact – most people might assume that barrel racers pretty much exclusively use quarter horses! They are perfectly built for this job – fast, low to the ground and agile. Thoroughbreds tend to read more…

The Balios Sensor brings activity tracker technology to equestrian sports

There are so many apps out there today to manage your own workouts and activities. But until now, there’s been nothing specifically aimed at equestrian sports. That’s all changing! Imagine having a full set of data about your ride, right on your smartphone . . . the time you rode, the intensity of your workout, read more…

Rehabilitating after an injury

I am nearly an expert when it comes to rehabilitating horses from injuries, and not just because I am a licensed veterinary technician, but because I have a very accident prone off-track Thoroughbred. His injuries range from impaling himself in the abdomen on a fence post to rupturing his suspensory ligament, by himself out in read more…