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communication


clicker training

If your horse needs help with hoof handling manners, clicker training can create positive associations and responses in a safe and calm manner. It’s been almost 25 years since I first went out to the barn with my pockets full of treats and a clicker in my hand. At the time, my horse was laid up …

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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 in the horse industry, I sincerely wish there was an effective “quick fix” for a rearing horse! When people ask me what to do when …

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centered riding

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 to riding. They were also applicable to life. They’re a means to clearer communication and a pathway to becoming better balanced — physically, mentally and …

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teachers

We’ve all had great teachers in our lives. Someone we can look back on and remember the live lessons they taught us. Your horse can also be a wonderful teacher, and one you may not of even thought about. Horses are masters at assessing your body language. They are also able to read your thoughts, …

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woman riding horse

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 than others? People often think it’s all about taking lots of lessons. But what if your ability to progress wasn’t actually dependent on instruction? During …

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lead changes

Are you and your horse getting stuck with lead changes? These tips will get you back on track and set you up for successful flying changes. Lead changes are a common hang-up for some riders. Changing the footfalls as you change direction at the canter is necessary in many competitive disciplines, such as in hunter/jumpers, …

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The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) can help you and your horse release your old stories and resolve physical and behavioral challenges. The first time I tried Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) on a horse, I was living in South Florida. I got the call around 12:30 in the afternoon, midway through a typical day of phone …

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horse agility

Horse agility is a fun new sport that challenges and benefits the horse-human partnerships and is great for all ages and abilities! We all strive to create an enjoyable, trusting and mutually respectful relationship with our horses. There is no doubt that our horses desire the same type of relationship with us. The fun new …

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How to learn lateral work without tying yourself in knots. Lateral work is a great tool for developing straightness and symmetry. But the process of learning it can make you and your horse feel anything but symmetrical! Once you have both mastered a decent shoulder-in, you won’t know how you ever lived without it. However, …

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[real3dflipbook id=”7″] 10 ARTHRITIS: A HOLISTIC APPROACH – PART 1 Understanding the causes and diagnosis of this common condition. 13 REHABILITATION FOR SOUNDNESS Lameness issues benefit from the healing capacity of nature and time. 14 TRIMMING THE SPECIAL NEEDS HORSE Horses that are young, nervous, or sore need special consideration. Here’s how to help make …

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