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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...

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...

Dealing with performance anxiety

Are you struggling with show nerves, or disheartened because the perfect performance you envisioned isn’t materializing? The solution could be as simple as changing...

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,...

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...

Help your horse cross water with confidence

We’ve all been there. Our riding group is on the other side of the water waiting for us to cross and continue the ride....

Saving the gentle giants

Big horses have even bigger hearts. And so does the team at Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue. Though she grew up on a small Warmblood...

Demystifying 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...