The Wretched Ponies We Love

Pepper in the 1970s I recently interviewed Canadian Olympic rider Beth Underhill for The Horse Network. She talked about Teddy, “a wretched, wretched pony” she had as a child who used to run her under the apple tree and knock her off. But Teddy, she went on to explain, really taught her how to ride, “how to gain a horse’s trust,” and the value of perseverance. The Horse [...]

My Bit Collection

This is my bit collection, accumulated over many years. Other bits currently in use aren’t pictured here: The Myler Pelham that helps my daughter stop Lulu, her jumper, at the shows; the elevator bit that stops Lulu at home; the copper roller that helps the little girls keep our paint pony’s head up; the slow twist full cheek that assists me with smoother transitions on Devon, my Thoroughbred. […]

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