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Hungry for Success: Eating Disorders and Equestrian Athletes

Hungry for Success: Eating Disorders and Equestrian Athletes

There are several risk factors associated with eating disorders. Sports that focus on the individual are highly suspect, including equestrian sports - where appearance and elegance in the saddle are important....
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Flexibility Training for the Rider

Flexibility Training for the Rider

Riders who possess strong, supple muscles move more comfortably with their horse as one unit, whereas inflexible riders, who exhibit muscle tension and stiffness, produce similar responses from their horses, often interferi...
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Transparency in Horse Sales

Transparency in Horse Sales

In 2006, with significant support from Jess Jackson, Kentucky passed a law making undisclosed dual agency unlawful. In 2010, Florida’s Department of Agriculture enacted regulations governing disclosure in horse sales....
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Strength Training for the Equestrian

Strength Training for the Equestrian

Strength training is an essential component of fitness for all equestrians. Whether competing in dressage, jumping, cross country, reining, or perhaps even racing, a strong musculoskeletal system is crucial for enhancing p...
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Properly engaging the horse's back can avoid painful back issues like Kissing Spine.

Georgia Dressage Trainer Arrested in Sex Sting

Three men have been arrested in sting operations on charges they tried to meet minors for sex. One of the men was Alpharetta, Georgia dressage trainer, Kenneth Acebal. He was arrested in Ringgold, Georgia by agents...
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The Truth: Horse Sales and Undisclosed Commissions

The Truth: Horse Sales and Undisclosed Commissions

In 1997, the Neal family engaged internationally known dressage trainer Sjef Janssen to sell their horse. Janssen told the Neals that he could only get $312,000 for Aristocrat, but unbeknownst to the Neals, Janssen actu...
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Cardiovascular Training for the Equestrian

Cardiovascular Training for the Equestrian

This is the first article on the components of physical fitness for the horseback rider. No matter the equestrian sport, cardiovascular fitness is essential for every rider. Riding requires adequate energy, stamina and end...
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Optimal Fitness for Equestrians

Optimal Fitness for Every Rider

Every equestrian should strive for optimal fitness. It plays a significant role in enhancing one's riding performance. The benefits of an exercise program are numerous because horseback riding, alone, does not provide an a...
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Improve Your Riding Performance

Improve Your Riding Performance

Whether you participate in dressage, jumping, eventing, or trail riding, possessing a strong core is crucial, not only to your own performance, but to your horse’s performance as well....
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Utah farrier and self-professed "horse-whisperer" Troy Mortensen returned Valiant to his owner gravely injured. The horse's death landed them on Judge Joe Brown's TV show.

Judge Joe Brown Justice

Utah farrier and self-professed "horse-whisperer" Troy Mortensen returned Valiant to his owner injured leading to their appearance on Judge Joe Brown after the horse's death. ...
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Hugh Higley aka McLeod

Sex Offender Arrested

Convicted sex offender Hugh Higley, who has been posing as a dressage trainer, was arrested in Arroyo Grande, California. Officials say Higley was going by the name Ben McLeod and doing business as McLeod's Dressa...
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