Amanda Cousins

Riding with a Legend

Every rider remembers their very first instructor, as well as they can remember the very first time they sat on a horse. Every rider can also vividly remember t...

Understanding Fear

As a trainer who deals mainly with adult riders, I spend just as much time talking about fear and anxiety as I do about the correct use of our position and aids...

The Perks of Riding an “Oversized” Horse

As a rider who measures exactly at 5’ 1¾” this is an article I didn’t foresee myself ever writing. I firmly believe that a large part of finding a suitable hors...

An Ode to the Horse of a Lifetime

My horse of a lifetime did not win me money in the big jumper classes or win national titles. Our journey started out with a ruined horse for a price I couldn’t...