Kelley Roche

The Big Clean—Get Your Barn Ready For Show Season

“A clean barn is a healthy barn” is a phrase most horse people grow up hearing, and the saying is true considering a horse’s health, especially the respiratory system, is dependent on a clean environment. As the failsafe signs of spring emerge, we find ourselves creating a mile-long list of everything we need to clean, always seeming to miss a…

The Royal Treatment

Every now and again, we all deserve the royal treatment. This month’s travel destination is all about royalty as we check out London, England! The first step for our journey must, of course, start with the best of the best: a tour of the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace located in one of London’s southern boroughs, Westminster. Every horse enthusiast…

May Contest—Absorbine Show Sheen® Hair Polish & Detangler

Five entrants will win Absorbine ShowSheen® Hair Polish & Detangler 32 Oz! ShowSheen® Original Hair Polish & Detangler is clinically proven to smooth hair, improve detangling, and significantly reduce hair breakage for fuller, longer manes and tails. Instantly detangles manes and tails Repels dust, dirt, and prevents stains Protects hair from damage due to brushing Contains pro-vitamins and silk proteins to…

Collecting Thoughts with Daisy Farish

Blazing the way through her last year as a junior was Daisy Farish, most recently recognized as the recipient of the 2018 Maxine Beard Show Jumping Developing Rider Award from the United States Equestrian Team Foundation. Her other accolades for 2018 include the United States Equestrian Foundation Show Jumping Talent Search Finals East in Gladstone, NJ, placing second in the…

On the Road Again

For those who heavily travel with their horses—whether for frequent shows, leisure rides, or just as part of a nomadic lifestyle— moving horses regularly or for long distances can be just as stressful, if not more so, for our equines as it is for us. Before you plan your next cross-country trip with your favorite four-legged friend, see what experts…

Unity in the Lone Star State

It’s rare to find a place that makes you feel a part of their community after a quick visit, but this month we explore a place that does exactly that. Just west of the largest Texan metropolis of Houston is the little city of Katy, which may ring a bell to equestrians and historians alike. Each spring, the town plays…

Core Strength—Four Exercises to Help Strengthen the Equestrian’s Core

Though you may not realize it, your core muscles heavily influence your riding. Defined by Brittany Cacossa of Bringing Change Equestrian Fitness in New York, your core is “everything aside from your arms and legs.” Functioning as a stabilizer for your entire body, “you use your core in nearly every movement,” shares Brittany. Laura Rubin from Fitness Unleashed Coaching in…

Collecting Thoughts with Cade McCutcheon

Cade McCutcheon is a name that almost every reining enthusiast has heard of. Along with being a tremendous athlete, Cade is also the youngest rider ever to represent the U.S. Reining Squad at the World Equestrian Games (WEG). Last year was a big year for Cade—not only did he ride at WEG, helping secure the gold medal for the U.S….

Collecting Thoughts with Adrienne Lyle

Adrienne’s love of horses started early in life, on her family farm on Whidbey Island, WA. Originally introduced to dressage through three-day eventing, Adrienne decided to focus solely on dressage in her early teens. She eventually went on to seek training as Debbie McDonald’s working student, and has since been working with Debbie for the past 12 years. Adrienne and…