May 11, 2020

USEA Podcast #257: Top Tips from Top Grooms

By USEA

Nicole Brown is joined by a few of the best grooms in the business: our own USEA President Max Corcoran, Emma Ford, and Alex Van Tuyll, to answer all your burning horse care questions!

  • How do you get the grey horses sparkling white?
  • What are your top tips for braiding? Any special products you recommend? And, of course, the great debate: thread or yarn?
  • Should the bridle be tied on to the first braid?
  • Is there anything you used to do that you don’t anymore, or something you’ve added to your repertoire over the years that’s made a difference?
  • What are some of the things that you can do at home to get to know your horse a bit better?
  • Any tips for teaching feisty babies how to be bathed and clipped?
  • Talk about your post cross-country care routines?
  • What are some of your tips for putting quartermarks on your horse?
  • Favorite tack cleaner or conditioner?
  • Favorite clippers?
  • To round out the episode, Corcoran, Ford, and Van Tuyll each impart a nugget of wisdom that has served them well in their time as grooms.

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Oct 01, 2022 Volunteers

The VIP Volunteer: Lisa Pragg

Lisa Pragg is a busy woman, but between her normal day job and competing her own 19-year-old Thoroughbred Impeccable she still prioritizes time to volunteer - both at horse trials and as a volunteer firefighter. Pragg understands the importance that volunteers play in the eventing community and makes sure to give whatever time she can back as a fair gesture.

Sep 30, 2022 Convention

Registration is Now Open for the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Savannah, Georgia!

Attention USEA members! Registration for the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is now open! The convention will be held in person on December 7-11, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel in Savannah, Georgia.

Sep 30, 2022 News

USEA Names Athletes for Inaugural EA21 National Camp

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is proud to announce the selected Young Rider athletes for the Emerging Athletes 21 Program (EA21) national camp, now that the EA21 regional clinics have concluded. Twelve riders were accepted into each of the five regional EA21 clinics, taught by USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) instructors, and now riders have been selected from the regional clinics to participate in the inaugural EA21 national camp this winter.

Sep 29, 2022 Instructors

The Eventing Coaches Program: Phyllis Dawson on Training Horses and Riders

Ninety percent of training a horse is getting the horse to understand exactly what you want them to do. In general, horses are generous and willing creatures who want to please us; very seldom do they behave badly on purpose. Horses don’t come out and say, ‘Let’s make Mom’s (or Dad’s) life miserable today by going as poorly as possible - most prefer to do the right thing, as long as they know what that is.

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