The Winning Edge

A Non-TB Owner’s Take on the TB Makeover

I have a newfound appreciation for the Thoroughbred's versatility after attending the Retired Racehorse Project's Thoroughbred Makeover.... Read More

Beating the Heat at Horse Shows

For some, summer's a season of heavy horse showing. Here's how Hannah and I stay safe and cool on the summer circuit.... Read More

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A Staple to the Forehead Never Hurt (and Maybe Helps)

Just when I thought I’d seen it all at horse shows, an equine acupuncturist wowed me with this calming technique for my mare.... Read More

The Coolest Things I Learned About Saddle Fit

Here are my Top 6 takeaways from a two-day introduction to saddle fitting course.... Read More

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Money-Saving Tips for Horse Showing

From tack swaps to ride shares, here are some ways I've been able to save a few bucks here and there while horse showing.... Read More

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The DIY Test for SI Disease

One performance horse veterinarian has devised a simple "checklist" for identifying sacroiliac disease in horses.... Read More

When on Trial, Put it in Writing

Before you send a horse out on trial or lease, be sure to put all the details of its care in writing.... Read More

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Does Your Horse Get a Holiday?

Do you give your horse time off from work or competition during the winter?... Read More

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Acupuncturing Away the Lazy

I recently gave acupuncture a try to see if it might give my lazy mare more energy and/or prevent her from "stocking up" behind.... Read More

Beware of Bad Footing

Some riding surfaces can put horses at more risk of bone or soft tissue injury than others. Which ones give you pause?... Read More

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About This Blog

They can run fast, jump high, and perform complex maneuvers. And many owners will go to great lengths to keep a performance horse in top shape. Discuss these horses' health and management requirements with sport horse owner and managing editor Alexandra Beckstett.