A New “Corona-Hobby”: DIY Show Outfits

Oh, yes, the lockdown – the time of Zoom parties, home-office and many, many new hobbies. While normal people were learning macramé or baking banana bread, horse show people did their own thing – like creating new outfits. That is exactly what Sina, a successful EWU equestrian, and her Mom did. They told TSL how their “corona hobby” developed and shared their advice on making DIY outfits.

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A Special Kind Of World Show: Equestrians for Equality

During the Corona pandemic, certain kinds of trends emerged: baking banana bread, doing Zoom parties and – when it comes to horses – competing in virtual horse shows. One advantage of those shows: They were open to anyone. And our sport should be in general – that is what Nadia Aslam thinks. She is not only a writer for the FEI and Show Horse Today, but has also founded a special project called Equestrians for Equality. She has told The Showlife all about it and the World Show they are planning.

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Equine Photographers in Europe

On the map below, we have listed some equine photographers in Europe. If you click on the symbol, a little window will open up. You can find a name and a link to the photographer’s website, Facebook or Instagram page. Please note that many photographers are willing to travel longer distances, the map is just supposed to give you a basic idea on where the person comes from.

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How to Prepare for a Photo Shooting

I just saw that great picture on Instagram and I’d really like to have something like that of me and my horse as well! That’s probably something many of us said or thought in the past. But to get that one picture that stands out, you need to hire a professional, need perfect conditions and be well prepared. In this article, four photographers explain, how you should prepare for a photo shooting.

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Horse-Assisted Coaching – what’s that?

Even though, we mostly cover topics that deal with our sport, we all know that there are many other things to do with horses. Plus, we all know how closely our emotions are tied to our horses‘ behavior. This can be hard at times, but also lead to a learning process. The latter is the idea behind the concept of horse-assisted coaching. We have talked to Catharina Falch, who is not only an avid Western Rider, but also a coach for horse-assisted coaching. She told us all about it, the horses they use and why it is more than leading a horse and looking into a crystal ball.

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Choosing the Right Broodmare

Who run the world? Girls! It’s an introduction we frequently use on posts or articles about mares. Why? Stallions in our industry receive a lot of advertising whereas the mares usually are overlooked a bit. People tend to forget that a good mare is just as crucial in getting a nice foal – if not even more as she is the one who raises the baby, the character will reflect on it. Responsible breeders however, have cherished their broodmare bands for a long time, knowing what they add to a future champion. We have talked to two German breeders about how they choose their broodmares.

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