Category Archives: Lessons/Academy

USED SADDLES FOR SALE

Campell 20 inch adjustable bar bridle leather saddle $1000.00 plus shipping. Black cutback –probably Argentine–20 inch in good shape, just needs good oiling.  $75.00 plus shipping Barnsby 19 linch cutback–not adjustable bar–needs a good oiling.  $125.00 plus shipping. Concept English made close contact, 18 inches.  $325.00 plus shipping. All these saddles are in good shape…

Wanted to Buy: 21″ Whitman

Looking for a 21″ (22″ would be OK too) Whitman with adjustable bars in show condition.  Thanks! email mjcullen82@gmail.com

Academy Restrictions

Since I’ve known about Academy I’ve always assumed it was just for kids. Low and behold adults can show Academy as well. There are some restrictions that I know of, but I can’t find specifics. Does anyone know of there’s a website about Academy shows/classes? Is this a stand-alone thing or is it overseen by…

I stink like horse and it smells fabulous

But I’m still going to take a shower as soon as I’m done writing this. In spite of the St Louis heat I managed to live a nearly perfect day today. Horses in the morning, horses in the evening, and the heat of the day in between in an air conditioned Starbucks with internet and…

Looking for apprenticeship

Hi all! This is Emma Nobles. I was hoping to find a farm to apprentice with for a while, learn more about training. Willing to travel, I live in maine. Let me know if you know anything! Sincerely, Emma emnobles@yahoo.com http://www.facebook.com/enobles1?ref=tn_tnmn

Horse & Academy

Today I attended the first ever editorial board meeting for the new advice and all around fun magazine Horse & Academy. The board is all children ages 8-16. It is a bold move (even though I am 12 myself). The idea of this Magazine is for parents to understand and learn all about not only academy but…

Valor Stables Relocation

Valor Stables of Boonville, Mo has reloated to Upton, KY and is accepting training horses at it’s new location.   Riding lessons available for all ages, and owners receive lessons as part of training fee. Limited Full Care boarding also available.  Please contact for more information. 270-766-3782 or email rackon.geo@yahoo.com    

Consignment Program at Brian Hadley Stables

Brian Hadley Stables, located in Weatherford, Texas, would like to announce to all Morgan enthusiasts, that we are now offering a REDUCED TRAINING RATE through our consignment program!  The consignment program will allow Morgan owners who are interested in primarily selling their show horse(s) a lower monthly training rate!  We still welcome new clients who…

What is “Academy”?

This may be a stupid question, but I never showed as a younger rider so it never really mattered to me to find out before.  But I had a conversation with some folks last week and we were talking about how to make shows more friendly to backyard owners.  One idea that was suggested was…

High School Equestrians

I know there are a lot of trainers with younger students and parents of young riders who visit this site, and maybe this is old news to you guys, but I just came across some information today that you might find useful. First of all, USEF apparently offers a program for high school equestrian athletes…