For the Horses’ Sake: The Fairness Award

If you want to be successful, you have to be a great team with your horse. Well, ideally that is the case. But everyone who has been part of this industry for a while knows that this is not true. There are tons of ways to get a horse to win without treating it like a valued four-legged partner. And while some means of training or enhancing performance are justified, animal welfare and treating the horse right, should always be top priority when it comes to riding horses.

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Neue Podcast-Folge feat. Sandra Visnjic

Wie nutzt die Western-Szene Social Media? Wie kann ich meine Produkte aus dem Reitsport-Bereich am besten in den sozialen Netzwerken bewerben? Und: Wie geht man mit Hass im Internet um? Darüber sprechen wir mit Sandra Visnjic von Marketing by Sandra, die selbst in der Allround-Szene unterwegs ist und den Alltag mit ihrer Stute Crimson Blue auch auf ihrem Instagram-Account teilt. #sponsored

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New Podcast Episode feat. Sophie Gillioz

As mentioned before, we started a little series on successful Amateur riders in Europe on our podcast “No Life Like Showlife” and I am glad to announce that the wonderful Sophie Gillioz has joined me for the latest episode. The Swiss equestrian is a multiple European, German, Swiss and Golden Series Champion and is mostly known for her great partnership with her AQHA mare Power In The Canyon aka Cany. We talked about their journey, Cany’s offspring, Sophie competing at the AQHA World Show and the unique challenges of the pattern classes.

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How to: Use the Driving Lines

Traditional dressage teachers love them just as much as the cowboys: the driving lines. They are usually a part of the training of younger horses to get them use to guiding, the bit and the first stages of collection. Driving lines are also a great workout for more experienced horses.

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Showclothing: Those are the Hottest Colors in 2021

Feels like a life time ago when we last showed, but now the show season is finally in full swing again. Okay, that might be a little exaggerated but the lockdown definitely offered some time to create new show clothing or purchase a outfit. However, we wondered: What are the trends to go with this year? And even more specifically: What are the hottest colors and patterns? We asked some experts from the industry and those were their – sometimes surprising – answers.

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Neue Podcast-Folge feat. Marina Schwank

Arbeiten von 9 bis 5 Uhr, geregelte Urlaubstage und am Wochenende frei – so kann man sicher einige Jobs beschreiben, der Alltag von Pferdetrainerinnen und -trainern ist das aber sicher nicht. Wie bringt man da noch Familie und Kinder unter? Darüber haben wir mit Marina Schwank gesprochen, die mehrfache Deutsche und auch Europameisterin ist, aber auch Mutter zweier Söhne. Wir sprechen über den Alltag, das Turnierleben, die Angst davor, Kundinnen und Kunden zu verlieren – und wieso im AQHA-Sport manchmal der jugendliche Nachwuchs fehlt.

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