Author Archives: Sable Giesler

These seven ‘studs’ will give you foal fever

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  Normal people get ‘baby fever’, which is the burning desire to have a human baby. But horse people tend to have a limited use for babies and instead, we get ‘foal fever’, the desire to breed one of our mares to a top stallion in the hopes to create the world’s greatest equine athlete… Or just a super cute foal! Scrolling through and looking at these seven stallions that are proven producers of world-class eventers will leave you with a serious case of foal fever…   • William Fox-Pitt may not have medaled but is definitely still the best…

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Six horsey things to splurge on and six to save on

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  Equestrian sports are undoubtedly expensive to be a part of. Everything from tack to lessons to show fees seemingly costs an arm and a leg. You need to buy a lot of things to just simply take care of a horse and it can be confusing which products you should splurge on and which ones your better off saving on. It is unlikely that you have unlimited funds at your disposal, so you need to watch your budget like a hawk. If you want to be successful in this sport and without going bankrupt then you need to know…

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18 Bizarre but very real fears that all riders have

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  Owning and riding horses is incredibly fun and rewarding but it can also be equally stressful. Looking after a horse is a huge responsibility, it’s like raising a 1200 lb. super accident-prone toddler. Equestrian sports are definitely not for the fainthearted, but no matter how brave you are, you’ll still end up having some fears. Many of your fears are a bit irrational and on the weird side. Here they are, bizarre fears that all riders have that no non-horsey person could ever comprehend: 1) Going to a show and forgetting your horse. 2) Your horse’s automatic waterer randomly…

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Friday’s Five – Summer reads to take your riding to the next level

Phillip Dutton and Indian Mill. Photo courtesy of Kerstin Hoffman.

  Spending an afternoon reading and basking in the beautiful summer weather makes for a relaxing time. Don’t waste your time reading non-horsey books, instead use your reading time to make yourself a better rider. You can learn a huge amount about riding from simply reading quality horsey books, which is also cheaper than spending money on lessons. Enjoy some affordable lessons with the world’s best riders by reading these top books this summer:   1) Dressage with Kyra: The Kyra Kyrklund Training Method – This is one of the easiest dressage books to read and you can apply the information from this book in…

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Friday’s Fashion – Browbands that will dazzle

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  This series features fashion “must have” items for riders and their horses. Tune in every Friday with your (or your parents’ or your significant other’s) credit card in hand, for some excellent fashion finds. Let’s bring style to the Eventing world! I have not personally tested all of the featured products but the websites they are available through are reputable, and I will not feature any products with negative reviews. If you own any of these products, please share your to opinions so we can all find the best deals and look great… Plain leather browbands are for boring…

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This flawless four-star specimen could be yours in four days! – Goresbridge Auction

Lot 09 - Ringwood Trendy Pop

  May Select Sale of Eventers (May 29th): [Website] [Catalogue] [Performance footage] Over the next week and a bit, Eventing Connect writers are going to bring you their fantasy shopping list from the May Select Sale Of Eventers (May 29th). The Eventing Connect writers were reviewing the catalogue and dreaming and wanted share our thoughts on some very interesting prospects to open up the airwaves for discussion about what to look for in a new horse.   Do you want to tackle the biggest events in the world with ease but are lacking a horse to do so with? Well good news, the horse of your dreams will be available…

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Six simple but impressive ways to be a more helpful equestrian – Sponsored by Back on Track

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  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com For the most part, the equestrian community is an extremely kind and supportive one. When riders are in need of a helping hand at a show, they can usually find several. On countless occasions, I have had other equestrians help me out at events with things ranging from helping me get a naughty horse onto a trailer to lending me a piece of tack that I forgot. Let’s work together to keep the horse world the nicest sporting community in the world by taking small…

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Five more core exercises to solidify yourself in the saddle

Strong abs = better sitting trot.

  Developing core strength will make you a better rider in all three phases. Strong core muscles improve your balance and posture in the saddle. Whether you are gearing up for your first Beginner Novice or aiming for next year’s World Equestrian Games, strengthening your core will have a positive impact on your riding. Earlier this year, I shared five core exercises to help you work your core. Here are five more core exercises that you can add to your workout regime to keep yourself equestrian fit: 1) Russian twists – This exercise is one of the best ways to…

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19 things all riders secretly do but don’t talk about

Wash your horse, have a drink, bring the shampoo home for yourself...

  We all do things in our lives that we are not necessarily proud of. No matter how great of a rider or horseman you are, sometimes we all get a little lazy.  Sometimes we don’t care about minor details because in the grand scheme of things it won’t hurt anyone or anything. Perhaps, you are a superhuman equestrian and have done anything the correct way. But chances are, you have done several of the things on this list. It doesn’t make you a bad horse person; it just makes you human. There’s nothing wrong with procrastination, cheapness and a…

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Make your Olympic dreams a reality with this stunning mare – Goresbridge Auction

Lot 16 - CSF Olympic Lucy

  May Select Sale of Eventers (May 29th): [Website] [Catalogue] [Performance footage] Over the next week and a bit, Eventing Connect writers are going to bring you their fantasy shopping list from the May Select Sale Of Eventers (May 29th). The Eventing Connect writers were reviewing the catalogue and dreaming and wanted share our thoughts on some very interesting prospects to open up the airwaves for discussion about what to look for in a new horse. Do you want to get to the top of the sport? Lot 16, CSF Olympic Lucy, an extremely athletic 4-year-old Irish Sport Mare is your ticket to Eventing greatness. She has already proven herself a…

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