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Building Confidence in the Horse: With Rodrigo Pessoa & Tristan Tucker

Things that are impossible: traveling at the speed of light, sneezing with eyes open, and a dressage trainer and a showjumping trainer agreeing on how to train the same horse. Or so we thought. Last weekend, we attended a clinic focused on reducing stress and creating confidence in the horse...

Are We There Yet: Traveling Commercial

Way back in 2008, OR co-founder Courtney purchased a gelding from Wisconsin. A shipper was found online and hired after what Courtney thought was proper due diligence. We’ll spare you the specific details, but she was wrong. A less than two-day trip stretched into a four-day journey...

Ask The Vet: Nutrition Edition

You might remember that we recently put together a series called "The Power of Nutrition," in which Cargill nutrition specialist Jessica Upham walked us through the basic method of evaluating a horse's nutritional needs based on his job and fitness level. Then Marty Adams, Ph.D/PAS gave...

The Rider’s Tactical Gear Guide for Fall

While this year’s lucky snowbirds prepare to fly the coop, those who stand their ground and do battle with Old Man Winter are beginning to get organized as well.  At OR headquarters in New York, the hayloft has been filled to the rafters, the John Deere has received its dose of Diesel 9-1-1...

The Power of Nutrition, Part Two: Don’t Sugarcoat It

“I had a lady at a barn recently where her horse had a mild case of laminitis in both front feet caused by a group of kids at the barn on a Saturday feeding the horse a large bag of treats!” The moral of the story: we can kill our horses with kindness...

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."...

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