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How to control dust in your arena

Arenas are like horses; they are all unique. But one thing they have in common is their need for regular maintenance to fight dust. Take...

Proper Nutrition For Riders

Riders are notorious for eating poorly at horse shows, or grabbing a fast food meal while rushing to the barn after work. These tips will...

Muscle Balance For Injury Prevention

Detecting and correcting muscle imbalances is integral to injury prevention. "Balance" is a hot topic in the equine world. We have balanced riding, balanced nutrition,...

Exercise Your Back

Does your back ache after riding? Here is a method that can help. 1. Sit a bit forward on a flat-bottomed chair. Have your feet...

Gait and Foot Patterns

If you’ve ever watched any high level equestrian competition, you’ve probably noticed how harmonious the horse and rider teams appear. You’ve probably also seen...

Bareback Riding

Do you remember when you were a kid with your first horse or pony? Do you remember when you would gallop away, bareback riding...

Safety precautions – tips to protect you and your horse

From the barn to the trail, and everywhere in between, preventing injury is a major consideration. These safety precautions can make all the difference. Horses...

Unmounted and Mounted Yoga

As riders, we are always seeking new ways to unite with our horses and improve our riding skills. It may surprise you that according...

Training Tips for Gaited Horses

As I travel around the country teaching clinics, I often see people trying to make gaited horses gait way before they’re ready. Instead of...

Treeless Saddles: Debunking Myths

Horses have their preferences when it comes to saddle fit. Driven in part by temperament and sensitivity, but also by their physiology, fitness level,...