Sep 18, 2019

VIDEO: Equestrian Fitness and Focus with Daniel Stewart

Use sports psychology and cross-training to prepare your brain and body for success! Treat and train yourself like an athlete by learning a series of rider-specific fitness exercises that’ll improve your strength, stamina, and suppleness using everything from medicine and stability balls to agility ladders and speed ropes. Then, bring the mind and body together with tips to up your game by improving your mental focus.

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Sep 14, 2019 Education

The Scoop on Oral Joint Supplements

“We need to back up and look at the gut,” said Dr. Maureen Kelleher before diving into an explanation of the many different oral joint supplements on the market. “Digestion begins in the mouth. Salivary secretion starts to break things down as the horse chews things up and then swallows, and it ends up in the stomach. We’ve got more digestion occurring in the stomach and the small intestine, and absorption starts to occur in the small intestine and continues in the large intestine.”

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Sep 11, 2019 Education

VIDEO: Tik-Tac-TOLD with Tik Maynard

He studied the horse, human nature, and how the two can find balance. In that journey, he may have found himself. Listen in to Tik Maynard's presentation at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention for a behind-the-scenes look at the writing and publishing of Maynard’s first book, In the Middle Are the Horsemen.

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Sep 10, 2019 Instructors

ICP Instructors! Be Included in the Eventing USA ICP Spotlight

Calling all USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Certified Instructors! You won’t want to miss out on this unique opportunity to tell your fellow USEA members about your training business and teaching philosophy in the 2019 ICP Spotlight in Eventing USA!

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Sep 07, 2019 Education

Daniel Stewart Tip of the Month: The Mess in Message

There are four certainties in riding: you’re going to fall down, you’re going to get up, you’re going to succeed, you’re going to mess up. As long as you’re okay with this you’ll be okay. But if you’re afraid of failing, falling, getting up, or messing up, well there’s a pretty good chance you might feel a little less than okay.

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Aug 26, 2019 Education

Attend the USEA Event College at #AEC2019 Presented by LandSafe

This year at the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), the USEA Event College Presented by LandSafe will have a week of educational lessons. Instead of the educational lessons being virtual and online, this year the lessons will be entirely live and in person.

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Aug 19, 2019 Officials

Official's Journal: Final Exam Preparation

The final exam for licensed officials is right around the corner! In preparation for the final exam during the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) in Lexington, Kentucky, I have been reviewing all information received from our training sessions as well as all of the rules that officials are required to be familiar with.

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Aug 18, 2019 Education

OTTB Critique Presented by Athletux: Brush Dance

Bred and owned by Thomas Bateman Jr., Brush Dance (Dance with Ravens x Phyxius) found his way into prominent racing trainer Timothy Keefe’s barn, which is where he stayed throughout his short-lived racing career. “He was a sweet, athletic horse but just didn’t have much interest for racing,” Keefe said.

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Aug 17, 2019 Education

Systemic Joint Products: Straight to the Blood Supply

It is easy to become overwhelmed by the choices when choosing among different joint products. There are FDA-approved injectable drugs, including those that are injected directly into the joint intra-articularly (IA), or as intravenous (IV) and intramuscular (IM) injections.

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Aug 12, 2019 Education

Ride Between the Flags with Barb Crabo

Ever wonder what the pros see when they're out walking cross-country? In the Ride Between the Flags series, riders walk us through their approach to tackling different cross-country questions. International event rider and trainer Barb Crabo talks us through fence 6AB, the Preliminary level water combination at the Coconino Horse Trials.

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Aug 10, 2019 Education

Top 10 Tips for Cooling Down with Dr. Jennifer Miller

Whether in the dry heat of the desert or the humid conditions of the east coast, it is especially important during the summer months to be able to cool down your horse quickly and effectively. Dr. Jennifer Miller, who has been a practicing veterinarian in Cave Creek, Arizona for 25 years, explained the importance of cool down.

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