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The Power of Nutrition: Part One

Three consecutive weeks of watching high-performance horses dash effortlessly around complex courses at WEG and The American Gold Cup had us saying, “Dayum.” While the incredible tests of both horse and rider were motivating, we couldn’t help...

2-on-1 with Alan Wade

Two days ago, The American Gold Cup kicked off in North Salem, NY with a roster of illustrious competitors — many of whom arrived directly from the FEI World Equestrian Games — guaranteeing a gripping week of showjumping...

2-on-1 with Rothchild

In the showjumping world, Rothchild is a household name. The winner of numerous competitions worldwide, Rothchild’s game face is as recognizable as his rider, McLain Ward (you may have heard of him)...

Ask The Vet: Pro-Stride

It's often difficult to believe that an animal as powerful as the horse can be as fragile as a teacup, but anyone who has spent considerable time in a barn knows that those are the simple facts. Even with exceptional care, many equine athletes...

Farm Fetish, Explained

The OR team is not an easily starstruck duo, but when some of the biggest names in entertainment drop dough on a homestead and start tending to livestock, raising fowl, and using the hashtag #farmlife, it's hard to resist a bit of online "stargazing"...

2-on-1 with Daniel Bluman

Known as a rising star as recently as a couple of years ago, 28-year-old Daniel Bluman has officially secured his place among the most talented showjumpers in the world. Though he currently splits time between New York, Florida, and Belgium...

I.H.A.D. Better Buckle Up!

A couple of months ago, a video of a horse bucking off its rider began making the rounds on Facebook. The video inspired all sorts of armchair-horse trainer comments, but the one that caught our eye read something like this: “If you start them right, they don’t buck."...

Detroit Has Horse Power

Every rider knows that any bad day can be resuscitated by throwing a leg over a saddle. The understanding that horses possess an intangible element of healing is part of the equestrian code, but you don't have to take our word for it...

Take a Chill Pill: Helping Horses Beat the Heat this Summer

For the past two weeks, poor air quality alerts have been plastered all over each day's forecast. These mean that the air is dangerous to breathe due to overly abundant pollutants. In addition to filthy oxygen, the heat and humidity have been excessive, and even...

Barn Porn: Home Is Where the Horse Is

One of the guilty pleasures in which we indulge at OR is the insatiable, late-night pursuit of barn-style homes online. It may seem oddly redundant to lust after the characteristics of the very structure in which we already spend a considerable amount of laborious time...

All The Queen’s Horses: Grooming Tips Fit for a Queen

At first glance, a dressage queen and a rodeo queen would seem to have very little in common. While this may in fact be the case, there is one thing upon which riders from every discipline can agree: grooming is the great equalizer. Of course everyone has unique standards...

Bright Ideas: #barnhacks

We adhere to a fairly strict list of daily chores at OR, and always look forward to that gratifying moment of completion. However, horses (and dogs and cats and chickens) have a way of derailing us from the tasks at hand with impromptu injuries, ailments, or other unplanned and unnecessary fusses...

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