07 Apr Lauren Tisbo and Mr. Visto make the cover of Practical Horseman!
Such an honor to be on the cover of this month’s Practical Horseman with Mr. Visto (“Vinnie”) wearing his unique bridle. Lauren is committed to getting the most out of her jumper athletes with one seemingly simple credo – listen to what makes them the most comfortable to do their job to its fullest!
From “A Key to Every Horse”:
“In a sport where riders are known for experimenting with all kinds of tack, 32-year-old grand prix jumper Lauren Tisbo still manages to surprise crowds when she enters the show ring. Two of her horses compete in a racehorse exercise saddle and one shows in a bridle with no headstall, often described as an Indian or war bridle. ‘I’m a firm believer that you’re going to get the most out of a happy horse,’ she explains. ‘I guess some people might say I go to extremes.’
Standing sixth in the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping North American Eastern Sub-League at press time with one qualifier left, Lauren agrees with the common wisdom that elite-level horses are invariably quirky. ‘Part of the fun of the sport is figuring out those quirks and finding the right key that makes horses go as well as they can go.'”