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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...

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...

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...

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....

Riding in perfect harmony – the biomechanics between horse and rider

How can horses support their own weight, let alone ours? Discover the important role that biomechanics play in the rider/horse relationship. For millennia, horses have...

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

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

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

Western Dressage

All western riding disciplines, from gymkhana and barrel racing to jumping and pleasure riding, can benefit from dressage’s time-honored lessons. Everyone should have access to...

Treeless saddles

Treeless saddles offer a lot of advantages, but they don’t work for every horse or rider. Find out whether or not you should consider...

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...