This week’s episode of the Practical Horseman Podcast, sponsored by USRider, is with 2023 National Show Hunter Hall of Fame inductee Bill Schaub. Because Bill is such an accomplished hunter and equitation trainer, he and host Sandy Oliynyk talk about riding and training both horses and riders. Bill discusses his favorite exercise to help a rider develop feel, treating horses as individuals to bring out their best, a rider’s timing and seeing distances to the jumps, competition-ring tips and how to keep competition nerves under control, plus a lot more.
Bill has been a professional in the industry for nearly 50 years and trained some of the country’s top pony, junior and amateur riders and their horses. His horses and students have earned more than 50 championship and reserve championship titles at prestigious shows such as the Devon Horse Show and the East Coast fall indoor circuit. Top students have included Ashley and Courtney Kennedy, Liza Towell Boyd, Lauren Bass, Evan Coluccio and Taylor St. Jacques. He’s based at his Over The Hill Farm in Wellington, Florida, and Lexington, Kentucky.
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