Author Archives: Sylvana Smith

Sylvana is an active hunter/ jumper/event rider and trainer who competes at USCTA horse trials with her homebred sporthorses, and starts youngsters of all breeds for other owners/ breeders. Sylvana has developed her journalism skills in graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has been a professional journalist and marketing communications writer for 21 years—producing books, brochures, executive speeches, and trade journal articles.

Conversation With a Critic

Written by Sylvana Smith This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.14 If you’ve been around “natural horsemanship” circles for any length of time, no doubt you’ve come across The Critics. They’ve never been…

Getting to the Hindquarter

Story and Diagrams by Sylvana Smith This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.4 My first car after college was a sultry ‘72 Bonneville that stood on more real estate than my first apartment…