What Makes a Legend?

by Bob Avila Hall-of-fame horses are few and far between. I was fortunate to ride one his entire career. Read More


Good Everyday Gear

by Bob Avila Use quality tack in your day-to-day riding to keep your horse comfortable and performing well Read More


Mistakes Horse Buyers Make

by Bob Avila Save yourself trouble and heartache by learning from the eight mistakes I see buyers make all too often. Read More


A Foundation for Success

by Bob Avila A horse’s soundness and ability to perform depend on his feet. Read More


Horse-Sale Videos: Take One

by Bob Avila I’ve been on both the production and the prospective-buyer ends of sale videos. Learn from my experience to make a better video—and watch a sale video critically. Read More


Test Your Maintenance Mettle

by Bob Avila Are you doing right by your horse to ensure longevity in his showing career? Take this show-horse maintenance quiz to find out. Read More


Train for Power Steering

by Bob Avila A solid start with a snaffle and mindful progression to a bridle will give your horse power steering for his entire performance career. Read More


Be Training-Barn Wise

by Bob Avila Common courtesy goes a long way to maintain a positive, professional experience at your trainer’s barn. Read More


Goals That Get You There

by Bob Avila My five tips for setting realistic goals will put you on the path to success. Read More


Too Young?

by Bob Avila Horse people have long debated the wisdom of showing (or racing) 2- and 3-year-old horses (and younger). The oft-heard question is, Are they too young? This year, at least two... Read More


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