Don’t you just love it when people purchase new horses? We certainly do and we love to tell their stories: This time, it’s once again about a horse who made the far journey from the United States to Germany. Dr. Vanessa Ruck, a client of Jagfeld Quarter Horses, told us all about her new mare.
Change is just around the corner: After having organized AQHA and double-pointed AQHA shows for years now, the board of the Netherlands Quarter Horse Association (NQHA) is planning a new show that will be judged by four AQHA judged. The event is to take place from Mai 4th until 8th. And it’s supposed to be a highlight in everyone’s show schedule, the team is convinced.
„Horse training is mainly people training“ – that is just one of the wise statements Dóra Göcze made during this episode. The APHA European Champion and I talked about mental training, how it can help with riding, what helps against being nervous and so much more.
Nachdem euch unsere Amateur-Porträts so gut gefallen, gibt es dieses Mal eine Folge auf Deutsch mit Sophia Reinfelder.
The horse show industry – while being a fun and exciting world on the one hand, it can turn into a quite intimidating field as well. Especially if you don’t know of those unwritten rules.
Im 15. Türchen gibt es mal wieder eine Übung zu einem Thema, das vor allem für Jungpferde-Besitzer interessant ist – aber natürlich auch für eine ältere Pferde eine schöne Abwechslung sein kann: die Arbeit an der Doppellonge. Lena Wolff erklärt euch die Basics rund um das Verschnallen der Longe und die ersten Schritte.
Summer break is over and we are back with another episode of „No Life Like Showlife“. This time our guest was one of the most decorated Amateur riders in Europe: Lea Henzgen. She told us all about her mares Under The Influence and Definately A Hottie, her former heart horse Doc Laptop and her hobbies and interests aside from horses. Lea also shared what it’s like to show alongside her brother Aaron, the highs and lows in her show career and her future goals and plans.
How do I get my horse do trot or lope while being collected? That is one of the most asked questions on The Showlife – and since we cannot answer it, we asked multiple European and Int. DQHA Champion Mark Shaffer a few questions. He explained his philosophy and even included some exercises.
One thing that separates the European horse show industry from the one in the States is the fact that Europe actually has an off-season. While that is sad in a way – not showing for a few months? Ugh – it also has its perks. Plus, it would be too cold for showing anyway. We talked to three young trainers who told us how they make use of the off-season.
Maybe it’s still warm where you live – or it’s getting colder day by day. Winter is coming and with that there are a lot of questions regarding horses: Which blanket? How to train? And: Should I clip my horse? We have talked to Sara Dippold who some might know as the awards presenter at the VWB shows, but: Sara also clips horses professionally and has a lot of experience.