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Tips for handling a rearing horse

Rearing is a very dangerous unwanted behavior in horses. Let’s take a look at why your horse might display this behavior, and how you can safely overcome it. Like many professionals …

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Centered Riding basics

Reconnect and build trust with Centered Riding basics. Sally Swift, the founder of Centered Riding, would often remind her students that the basics of Centered Riding were not only applicable …

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How to develop good hands

Good hands are the hallmark of a great rider. Take a look at how you can build this trait. Having “good hands” is a sign of riding excellence. However, it …

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A balanced performance horse

Is your performance horse lacking in the show ring, or in his training? Here are the top three reasons your well- bred and well-trained horse may not be living up …

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Equine therapy for autism

Equine-assisted therapy and therapeutic riding can offer great benefits for those living with autism spectrum disorder. Nine-year-old Gabe had never uttered a word in his life, and was diagnosed as …

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Developing your leadership style

Understanding how horses interact with one another, and how you interact with them, can help you determine and develop your leadership style in the workplace. A long time ago, when …

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holistic q and a

Talking with holistic veterinarian Dr. Hannah Mueller. Dr. Hannah Mueller is a 2004 graduate of Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She strives to provide the best care possible for …

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kids and horses

Have you ever noticed how horses tend to adore children, and seem to get along with them so well? Here’s why, along with some fun exercises to enhance your own …

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Pilates for riders

Feeling stiff, weak or limited in your riding? Your fitness is just as important as your horse’s! Pilates, is a total body approach to movement, that can be helpful for equestrians …

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How's your riding progress?

Are you feeling stuck? Here are some tips to help you become a better student, and move forward with your riding. Why do some riding students move ahead more quickly …

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