Horses for Life–Free Issue

Anybody remember the old Dressage & CT magazine?  It’s been defunct for years–a fact that is very unfortunate.  It was a magazine that marched to its own drummer and included articles about such controversial topics as French lightness and how to train the Spanish Walk.  I miss that magazine, I learned so much from it.

Making a good effort to fill the gap in support of classical dressage is an online magazine called “Horses for Life”.  The recent Blue Tongue controversy gave the magazine a platform to show their stuff.  They launched a campaign to support Dr. Gerd Heuschmann by giving him a petition signed by 41,000 people to take to the special meeting with the FEI to discuss Rollkur.

In light of the rollkur controversy the publisher of Horses for Life has made their special “Enough is Enough” edition free.  If you have any interest in subscribing to the magazine this is a great way to get a feel for it.


  1. Absolutely awful – I couldn’t watch more than a few seconds – I have gone bitless – I’m not a competitive rider, but I am a firm believer in doing what’s best for the horse – unfortunately too many people – of all disciplines – regard the horse as merely a vehicle to satisfy their own egos – I am currently working on a western pleasure trained horse with ISSUES due to forceful training – we finally pulled out the clicker, and he’s coming along really well – Ms Foley is proof that you can accomplish the same goals without damage – physical or psycholgical – to the horse – Hooray for her!

    • Katherine, thanks for your comments! You know I agree with you 100%!!