Sunday, September 15, 2019
From resistance to responsiveness – teaching your horse to say “yes”

From resistance to responsiveness – teaching your horse to say “yes”

How safety, reward and joy play a role in your horse’s choices, and why catering to these basic desires can encourage her to say...
Gender specific saddles – a novel idea!

Gender specific saddles – a novel idea!

The number of female riders is on the rise, yet women are still underrepresented when it comes to saddle design and fit. Learn the...
Top 10 lunging mistakes and how to avoid them

Top 10 lunging mistakes and how to avoid them

Lunging is a great way for horses to exercise and build muscle. But it’s easy to fall into bad habits. See if you’re making...
bareback riding

Bareback riding – it’s all about balance

Removing your saddle and going for a bareback ride is a great way to improve your riding skills and better communicate with your horse....
ground poles

Dust off those ground poles!

Ground poles are often underutilized but they can play a major role in turning your horse into an athlete. A little imagination combined with...
How to develop a following seat

How to develop a following seat

Most riders dream about riding in perfect balance, rhythm and harmony with their horses. Use these exercises to become mindful of your body’s movements,...
Working with timid horses

Working with timid horses

Building trust is the key to rehabilitating timid horses. Timid horses are my favorites to work with. Once you show them you are trustworthy, they...
Trick training for your horse

Trick training for your horse

Here's how to use tricks to develop a positive relationship with your horse. Teaching your horse some simple tricks can bring many benefits to both...
Your horse: the frame of his body = the frame of his mind

Your horse: the frame of his body = the frame of his mind

Learn to use your own body language to shape your horse’s body, so he feels good mentally and wants to be with you. Horses...
How riding surfaces impact the hoof

How riding surfaces impact the hoof

Your horse’s hooves are resilient and adaptable, and can handle varied riding surfaces – as long as you pay proper attention to basic hoof...