Veteran U.S. Equestrian Team Groom Laurie Pitts Joins Practical Horseman OnDemand

Top barn manager and veteran U.S. Equestrian Team groom Laurie Pitts joins Practical Horseman OnDemand in a new video series. In the 1970s and ’80s, Laurie Pitts worked for some of the top professionals in the country, including Joan Boyce, Frances Rowe, Rodney Jenkins, Joe Fargis and Conrad Homfeld. She traveled with the U.S. Equestrian Team to the 1978 World Championships in Aachen, Germany, the first World Cup in 1979 in Sweden and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her favorite charge, Balbuco, ridden by Homfeld, was also chosen for the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Laurie served as the barn manager for several U.S. Equestrian Federation-sponsored horsemastership clinics. She currently is a freelance groom and professional braider near Middleburg, Virginia. Practical Horseman OnDemand’s new series featuring Pitts, which will be released over the next few months, focuses on top-level grooming tips and tricks, stable management and proper horse-care technique. She covers topics like bathing, tack cleaning, how to keep white markings clean and correct wrapping technique. The top riders, trainers and professionals featured in Practical Horseman OnDemand’s training videos offer tips and valuable insights to help you improve your horsemanship, regardless of discipline or level. As a member, you’ll enjoy hundreds of how-to training videos and insider-access to private hunter, jumper, equitation and eventing clinics and lessons. You’ll also be able to watch exclusive interviews and lectures, slow-motion demonstrations and step-by-step tutorials taught by top-level pros. New content is always being rolled out, so there are always new videos available on the topics important to you! Join now for just $24.99/month on and start streaming from any smart device. At the barn, from your couch or away at a show—watch and learn from anywhere with your Practical Horseman OnDemand membership.