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Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Herbs and sporting horses: what you need to know

Herbs and sporting horses: what you need to know

Medicinal herbs can be beneficial to equine health, but competition rules and regulations might prohibit their use in some cases. Herbs have been used for...
The benefits of riding bitless

The benefits of riding bitless

Bits have their uses, but for many horses, they’re nothing but a nuisance. Switching to bitless can improve your horse’s performance and overall well-being. Trying...
Clicker training solutions to common horse-handling problems

Clicker training solutions to common horse-handling problems

Switch up your training and teach your horse to stay cool, calm and collected with clicker training and the “do it differently” game. You need...
Joint health for performance horses

Joint health for performance horses

Performance horses endure stress that can affect their minds, gastrointestinal systems — and their joints. Here’s how it’s all connected, and how you can...
An introduction to Western riding 

An introduction to Western riding 

Learn what Western riding really is, and how it might fit into your personal horsemanship experience.  What exactly is Western riding? If my saddle...
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...