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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...

Crookedness in horses: nature vs. nurture

Working to achieve straightness — and combat crookedness — will support health and longevity in your horse's riding career. Like people, horses have a preference...

Saddle fit and girth choices – the two go hand in...

The girth directly affects saddle fit. Here's how to find one that works for your horse. The girth is the most important saddle accessory because...

Creating and maintaining equestrian trails  

Most horses and their riders enjoy a relaxing ride out on the trails. Good trails are a privilege, and how we treat them can...