How to: Make the First Steps in Showmanship

It looks like a dance, two souls guided by an invisible bond – that is the ultimate goal in Showmanship. Whereas in other events, riders can rely on cues with their legs, voice, a bridle and the impact of shifting their weight in the saddle, Showmanship exhibitors only have a little chain – and ideally, it looks like they’re not even using that. But what does it take to create that picture? We have talked to a World class trainer, Jenny Jordan, and three successful European Amateur exhibitors about the first steps of the event and how to ultimately master that skilled dance that high-class Showmanship is.

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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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How to: Do Extended Trot in Ranch Riding

Ranch Riding is one of the events that has become wildly popular within the past few years: Whether it is the fast turns, the elements that contain poles or the diversity of it all, people seem to love it. One element that is characteristic for Ranch Riding is the extended trot – most people do have a certain picture in mind while reading this. We have talked to two successful equestrians who explained what this element is all about.

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The TSL Internship Platform

Progress is key, learning is a process of life – that is true for anything, especially when it comes to riding and horse. Many people in our industry have benefitted from internships at the facilities of well-known trainers. But how does one find the perfect internship – or how does a trainer find a qualified intern? We are here to help! We want to create a platform where people can search for internships and interns.

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The TSL-Leasing Platform

A week ago, a reader approached us and asked whether we could create a platform where people searching for a leasing horse or offering one could get in contact. Since our readers liked the idea, we decided to create such a platform.

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The Talk: Schooling

It’s a thing most riders would like to avoid, but is still part of showing horses: schooling. We have talked to Sylvia Eigler and Cédric Leroux about this topic. They are both trainers and judges and are therefore able to talk about schooling from different perspectives.

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