You are a Nobody Without Your Horse

By RealRiderz No horse, no rider. A truth to live by. There are not so many skillful and talented riders out there, but at the same time, many of these riders are not recognized because they lack the right horse to show their skills. Like chess with no board or football with no ball, theContinue reading “You are a Nobody Without Your Horse”

Let’s Talk about Horse People 

By RealRiderz  They suck…or they are awesome…there’s (almost) no in between.  We all know that cheerful rider who’s an amateur in the barn and a professional in the office. And we also know that passionate junior soon to turn professional after years of working hard in and out of the barn. And we also knowContinue reading “Let’s Talk about Horse People “

What the Horse World is Missing 

By RealRiderz An elitist sport, the horse world already feels quite unachievable to many. Yet national and international organizations seem to have little care about this. So, what can be done to start changing this?  We should be hung my acknowledging organizations and programs which have been developed with aims in the right direction. ThisContinue reading “What the Horse World is Missing “

The Importance of Great Novice Equestrian Coaches

By RealRiderz The coaches that first introduce people to horses are often the most underrated, but they are the ones that can make or break a riders future.  Do you remember the first coach who put you on a horse? Sure he/she may not have been the one to take you to your first PrixContinue reading The Importance of Great Novice Equestrian Coaches

On the Bit: Mystery of Contact 

By RealRiderz Hands, most of us use them too much from the back of our horse.  When speaking about “working” the horse correctly, there is often one word that is least talked about and causes the most confusion: contact. Top trainers always say: you just have contact with the bit. Yet how one may attemptContinue reading “On the Bit: Mystery of Contact “

Why Legend Beezie Madden is Semi-Retired

By Real Riderz A couple of days ago Beezie Madden’s team, John Madden Sales, posted this on Facebook: The team announced that Madden was diagnosed with a benign tumor called Vestibular Schwannoma, which can impact her balance on some days. They first made this announcement in the Canadian Horse Journal, in which Beezie statedContinue reading “Why Legend Beezie Madden is Semi-Retired”

Thrills and Spills from the FEI World Challenge Jumping Finals

By Real Riderz On July 27 through 31, a small, little known country called Bulgaria hosted a final featured on FEI. The final is called the FEI World Challenge Finals, and you can find more information about it here. In essence the final aims to create opportunity from lack of opportunity by giving riders withContinue reading “Thrills and Spills from the FEI World Challenge Jumping Finals”

FEI World Challenge Final

By RealRiderz This week (and coming weeks) on the FEI calender we have a lot of events going on: CSI5* Dinard, the upcoming World Championships, and of course the FEI World Challenge Final of 2022. An event that is barely talked about, but still quite interesting as it allows riders with less opportunities (less developedContinue reading “FEI World Challenge Final”

CHIO Aachen: Legendary Disaster?

By Real Riderz CHIO Aachen is a legendary competition, no doubt about. Compared to the Wimbledon of the horse sport, the most well known arena in the facility is the beautiful jumping stadium. It is surrounded by enormous grand stands with loud, cheering people. There is shopping and food and other events to look atContinue reading “CHIO Aachen: Legendary Disaster?”