The Talk: How to Conquer Fear of Riding

This is a topic most people tend to avoid: Either because they are not affected by it and cannot understand it or because they are ashamed of it. As beginners or children, we all learned that being scared on a horse can have many negative outcomes – because the horse can sense your fear and might get scared as well. We have talked to trainer Alexandra Jagfeld about that topic and two Amateur riders, Sabrina Walter and Heike Schreiner, told us their stories and how they conquered that fear after many, many accidents.

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How to Organize a Show in Times of the Corona Virus

“Great news!”, “OMG”, “Horse shows are on again!” – those were just some of the reactions when it was clear: The VWB Bavarian Championship is taking place. Usually held in May with many more classes, it is one of the most popular VWB/AQHA shows in Europe. Now, it is taking placing in August, with a limited schedule and many strict hygiene regulations – but people couldn’t care less: At least, a big show is taking place. This is thanks to the VWB team who have worked many hours to make this possible. We have talked to the media spokeswoman of the VWB, Corrie Fuhr, about organizing a show during those crazy times.

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Caring for Athletes Part V: Leech Therapy

In the past, we have frequently covered the topic: caring for athletes – especially our four-legged athletes. The things we covered in the past were nice and “clean” things such as equine physiotherapy or rehabilitation centres. This time, however, we are talking about a topic many find disgusting: leeches. Julia Greb of CrossfitDogs and Horses has answered all the questions surrounding that topic.

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Self Care at Horse Shows feat. Judith Wagner

Show season is just around the corner. And one thing is for sure: Things will be different during the pandemic, maybe even more stressful. This seemed to be the perfect opportunity to address a topic that is sometimes overlooked in our industry: self-care at horse shows. We have talked to Judith Wagner who is not only a horse trainer, but runs her own podcast and is frequently including topics such as self-care and psychotherapy into her posts on social media.

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