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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Jan 28, 2023 Membership

Now On Course: Woodrow Goes Wild to Mild

Did you know that there are over 53,000 wild mustangs in holding facilities across the United States? My mustang journey began in February 2018 after losing my heart horse whom I had just shy of 20 years. I wanted another horse of color, and my friend sent me the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) internet adoption link. I was amazed at all of the horses available on the internet auction, but I quickly fell in love with Woodrow. I learned that he was a popular band stallion in Wyoming and had been followed by photographers for close to three years.

Jan 27, 2023 ATC

Introducing the New Modified Rider Division at the 2023 AEC

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the addition of the Modified Rider division beginning at the 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), presented by Nutrena Feeds. The USEA AEC will move back to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky August 29–September 3, 2023.

Jan 26, 2023 Young Event Horse

Get a Taste of Eventing with the New Event Horse Program

Are you interested in competing in the sport of eventing but aren’t quite sure how to get started? Do you have a horse that is looking for a new career? Consider participating in a USEA New Event Horse (NEH) competition in 2023! The USEA NEH Program was created to be an introduction to the sport of eventing for both horse and rider, and the 2023 NEH Calendar is now available here.

Jan 25, 2023 Profile

Dondante Steps Into The Spotlight with 2022 Standlee USEA Horse of the Year Title

Will Coleman had a huge 2022 with his string of horses, including a team silver medal at the FEI World Eventing Championship in Italy on Off The Record and top four-star placings with Chin Tonic HS, but it was Dondante whose consistency paid off to earn the Standlee Premium Western Forage USEA Horse of the Year title.

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