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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Aug 09, 2020 Education

Conditioning the Event Horse at the Novice and Training Levels

Conditioning makes the horse fit and increases his endurance performance with less wear and tear on feet and legs. The idea is to work his heart and lungs in short intervals, let him recover a bit, then work him again. The following schedule for Training level horse provides an introduction for the horse and rider at the lower levels to the principle of interval training.

Aug 08, 2020 Future Event Horse

How to Prepare Young Horses for the Show Atmosphere with the O’Neals

Within their first few years of being born, young horses have the opportunity to get a taste of U.S. Eventing through the USEA’s young horse programs. The USEA Future Event Horse Program (FEH) evaluates the potential of yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds under saddle to become successful upper level event horses while the USEA Young Event Horse Program (YEH) evaluates the potential of 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds to become successful upper level event horses.

Considerations for Building Cross-Country Jumps at Home

If your farm has the space to set up a cross-country schooling course, it can be to your advantage to have cross-country jumps available for schooling purposes. Safety should be the number one priority when designing and building cross-country jumps, and an expert should be consulted whenever possible.

Aug 06, 2020 AEC

A Letter From the USEA CEO: AEC Difficult Decisions, Kentucky Horse Park Open for Business

By this time I am sure that you have received the news that the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) has been canceled. I sincerely apologize for the difficulty this has caused everyone involved. I want to commend the USEA Board of Governors for making an extremely hard decision.

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