What Makes a Grand Prix Special Different from a Grand Prix?

Grand Prix Dressage is the highest level of dressage. It is the level that the Olympians Compete At. As with all levels of dressage, it is judged based on each movement (or question asked) the horse and ride combination perform. There are also collective marks (marks that take into consideration the entire picture throughout the Read More …

Rider Awards: Gold Medal

Rider medals (bronze, silver, and gold) are awarded based on attaining the required scores at the necessary levels. Today we will discuss the Gold Medal. The Gold medal is awarded based on upper Level test scores. You must acquire four scores of 60% or higher: 2 scores at Intermediate I, Intermediate A, Intermediate B, and/or Intermediate II Level (2 different Read More …

Rider Awards: Bronze Medal

Rider medals (bronze, silver, and gold) are awarded based on attaining the required scores at the necessary levels. Today we will discuss the Bronze Medal. The Bronze medal is awarded based on First-Third Level test scores. You must acquire six scores of 60% or higher: 2 scores at First Level (2 different rides & 2 Read More …

Dressage on a Budget

It sounds like a laughable concept right? It sure feels like it sometimes!! BUT: IT CAN BE DONE! With some self control 🙂 There are just a few tips below on how to try and keep moving forward in your dressage without breaking the bank. For starters; if you need a tack item (that can Read More …

The Difference between Glucosamine and MSM, and how they both affect your Horse!

Many equine athletes without joint issues can benefit from the use of MSM (Methyl-sulfonyl-methane) or Glucosamine for added joint lubrication, circulation and many other benefits. Glucosamine is the base of chondroitin sulfate, a specific type of polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (GAG). Glucosamine increases the production of GAGs and new cartilage, but also stops the enzymes that break Read More …