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October 2, 2015

The Young Horse World Championships Journey: Part 2

It has been a crazy few weeks and first off let me say the biggest thank you to everyone who has helped make this dream of mine come true. Really I could not have done it without all of the support everyone gave.

October 1, 2015

The Young Horse World Championships Journey: Part 1

My journey to the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken, Belgium, with Catania Saflo Z (Minnie) and Carrasca Z (Hank) began at 3:30 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 12. The horses were to be picked up at 5 a.m., to go to quarantine before flying out and I wanted to make sure they got a mash before leaving.

August 28, 2015

We're Hoping For Big Things For Minnie With A Little Help From Our Friends

When I had my surgeries nine years ago I was unable to ride for a year and I was lost with what to do with myself until I developed a passion for breeding. For the first two months after my surgery I was not allowed in the barn for fear of infection.

August 7, 2015

Hold Tight! Staying On The Overjumper

I ride a lot of young horses, and sometimes you just don't know what you're going to get when they leave the ground! Sometimes they make an effort for a 4' fence when the top rail is half that. 

One question I am always asked is: “How do I stay on when my horses jump so big over the jumps?”

February 4, 2015

Taylor's Tips: Starting Young Horses

Everyone starts their young horses differently. Some start them as 2-year-olds and some wait until they are 4. Some start them through long-lining and some start them through lunging. Who is to say what the “correct way” is. In my opinion there are multiple correct ways, and every person must find what works for them and the horse.

January 13, 2015

Defying The Odds On A Horse Of A Lifetime

A year ago I thought Taylor would never show again and this past weekend she and I won our first grand prix together.  

December 9, 2014

Could These Young Horse Shows Finals Winners Be Stars In The Future?

Yesterday I wrote about the intent and experience of the Young Horse Shows series and final. As both a rider and a breeder while attending this horse show, I was continuously impressed by the quality of horses being bred and raised here in the United States and the talent they were displaying in the ring.

December 8, 2014

Giving Young U.S.-Bred Horses A Place To Shine

In the Dec. 1 & 8 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse, the annual stallion issue, Between Rounds columnist Natalie diBernardinis writes about how U.S. breeders can connect with top U.S. riders, getting their young horses into the programs that produce success.

One piece of the answer could be the ever-evolving Young Horse Show program.

September 23, 2014

A Different Approach To Training

Many people have heard of Tommie Turvey before, usually with the reference of being a trick rider/trainer. There is a tongue twister for you; Tommie Turvey Trick Trainer (say it four times fast). Yes, Tommie is a trick rider, but he is so much more than that, because in order to be a trick rider or trainer (he is both) you have to be a horseman first.

I have seen him at different events and horse shows and have always thought what he does is incredible. How does he get his horse to focus solely on him in an arena with a crowd numbering in the thousands?

August 5, 2014

Why I Am Lucky

The other week as my sister and I were packing up from a two-week show at Showplace Spring Spectacular (Lamplight, Ill.) to come home, it hit me again how lucky I am. 

Beyond the obvious reasons of that I get to show so many nice horses and I have amazing  parents and clients who support me, I was thinking that I felt lucky to know how to pack up from a show and how to haul the horses home ourselves.  

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