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.
This is the first time we have a commentary on The Showlife on a topic that was requested by many followers.
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.
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.
“Life is what happens while to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Wins Cookie Cutter should have been part I of our new series #maremonday. The article should have been published within the upcoming days. But life got in the way – this exceptional mare passed this week.
Keep them happy and healthy – that’s one of the main statements when it comes to performance horses or basically any animal. Feed can do a lot to achieve this status, but it can also cause damage. Feeding performance horses seems like a field with endless options and everyone has their own favorite products. However, there are some basic points you should know. Nutrionist Andre Migocki has answered our questions on how to feed performance horses, shared some advice one how what supplements might be useful and what to do if your performance horse has to take a break.
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All candids were taken by Caro Behnke – you have to tag her and The Showlife if you use the pictures.
This episode kicks off a series about Amateur riders in Europe: We will be talking about their career, special horses and what shaped them as a horse person. Our first guest is AQHA and NSBA European Champion, Golden Series Winner and Quarter Horse breeder Alan Vincent from France.
A little TSL update, because things will be different from now on.