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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 of you. By using tricks, …

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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 are physiologically hardwired so their bodies, …

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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 care, conditioning and a balance between …

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Cross train your horse's mind with Mountain Trail

Physical conditioning is important for your horse, but cross training his mind may be even more critical. Here’s how the exciting discipline of Mountain Trail can help. When we condition …

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Forging a strong partnership with your horse

Understanding how your horse views leadership, acceptance, emotions and relationships will empower you to create that special partnership you desire.  A true partnership between horse and human is a beautiful …

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Visualization exercises for riders

How mental imagery can assist you in becoming a better and more relaxed rider. Do you try too hard when you’re riding? Have you ever assumed the “perfect” position and …

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centered riding basics – Equine Wellness Magazine

“Your arms and hands, from the shoulder joints to the tips of the fingers and through the reins, belong to the horse.” Sally Swift As riders, our goal is to …

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liberty horse training – Equine Wellness Magazine

Liberty horse training techniques can help you build confidence and a strong partnership with your horse. You’re riding a trail when a bird jumps up and the lead horse spooks, …

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training your horse to tie

Being tied doesn’t come naturally to horses, but it’s an essential skill for them to learn. There are many situations in which it’s important for your horse to tie well. …

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lunging your horse

Lunging doesn’t have to be boring for you or your horse. Here are some fun ways to switch up your lunging routine! You might love it or hate it. You …

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