Interviews & Profiles

By April Clay, M.Ed., Registered Psychologist - Ian loved to talk about his mental game. I think everyone can learn something from what Canada’s most successful rider had to say about the psychology of his ride.

Interviewed by Jess Hallas-Kilcoyne - A family business that has been in operation for more than three decades, JK Reid Manufacturing & Sales Ltd. based in Moorefield Ontario, offers a wide variety of livestock equipment. As cattlemen and farmers themselves, their base has always been handling and feeding systems for horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and hogs, and in recent years they have expanded to service deer, elk, and bison producers, as well as zookeepers.

By J.L. Orchard - How hard is it to get a horse to run to you on cue, come to you to be mounted, and do flying lead changes and pirouettes with only 90-days training? Easy. That was professional horse trainer John Lyons’ message to the 230 equestrians who, despite rain, hail, and snow, made the trek to Cambellville, Ontario for a symposium hosted by Five Star Ranch on April 15 to 17, 2011.

Interviewed by Melanie Huggett - Cloverdale Pharmasave in Surrey, BC is not your standard drugstore. In addition to typical pharmacy products, they offer a unique collection of natural medicine, veterinary medicine, as well as pet and horse supplies. The first drugstore to eliminate tobacco products, they integrate alternative medicine with orthodox medicine and are also the only compounding pharmacy in the area.

Interviewed by Jess Hallas-Kilcoyne - In 2011, Canadian dressage riders were lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend clinics by Stephen Clarke, world-renowned Dressage “O” Judge, trainer, and former competitor. The two clinics took place in Victoria, BC on September 24 and 25, and in King City, Ontario on October 1 and 2. The clinics were a major success thanks to the efforts of the clinic organizers and volunteers, and of course, Stephen’s fantastic coaching.

For this article, I interviewed yoga for riders specialist Louise Sattler of Galloping Yoga. We discussed various concepts and exercises that come from the yoga tradition and align very nicely with sport and conditioning practices for developing flexibility. For a busy rider, the exercises below are accessible and easy to do almost anywhere.

By Jess Hallas-Kilcoyne - Wanted! Loving Horse Owners: Giving Racehorses a Dignified Retirement.




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