Category: Heels Down Mag

Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast 94: The Great Horse ...

Ellie’s been dying to talk about horse vacuums, so here we are. She’ll answer all your questions. This week, we’re talking to a gu...

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AMA: How Do I Transition Smoothly From Jumping to ...

What’s the best way to handle training transitions between dressage and jumping if you’re an amateur eventer?   We asked Heels Dow...

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Do Right By Your Horse

When my Hanoverian mare turned 19, I took a hard look at our career together and decided to re-evaluate. My mare had been a broodm...

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Stop Obsessing About How You Look In The Saddle 

I was excited to watch the video my trainer had graciously taken of me practicing our dressage test the entire drive home from my ...

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AMA: How Do I Keep My Thoroughbred From Getting Te...

Q: I bought an OTTB about 8 months ago and he’s coming along really well as a hunter/jumper. But he gets very flustered when other...

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Review: Robert Dover’s “The Gates To Brilliance”...

 I’ve always been a big reader. It’s one of my favorite ways to pass the time. Even now, with the distractions of Netflix and audi...

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AMA: Should My Horse Wear Boots On A Hunter Pace?

I’m taking my horse to his first hunter pace. Should he wear protective boots?   This is truly a question of personal preference. ...

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Barn Drama Horror Stories, Only In the Heels Down ...

Barn drama – we all hate it, but just can’t seem to shake it. We asked our readers to submit the wildest barn drama stories they h...

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Inside Eventer Lainey Ashker’s Skincare Routine ...

Professional eventer Lainey Ashker had a cancer scare when she turned 30. A basal cell carcinoma appeared on her lip and it had to...

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Why Are So Many Riders Judgmental About Makeup? 

 Some time ago, Heels Down published a story about tried-and-true makeup tips from an equestrian with a diverse horse showing back...

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