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From resistance to responsiveness – teaching your horse to say “yes”

How safety, reward and joy play a role in your horse’s choices, and why catering to these basic desires can encourage her to say...

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....

Wound care for your horse

Accidents can and do happen – these basic wound care tips for treating your horse will help you be better prepared.  Injuries, wounds and lacerations...

When disaster strikes: are you and your horse ready?

When dealing with a disaster, an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure. Learn how to prepare yourself and your horses,...

Tips for handling a 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...

Healthy lungs, healthy horse

Keeping your horse's lungs healthy can be simply achieved with small changes to your barn cleaning methods and feeding practices. The quality of air your horse breathes, and...

Snakebites in horses

An integrative approach to the detection and management of snakebites. While curiosity is often a good feature in horses, it can sometimes come back to...

Signs of poor saddle fit

If you notice physical or behavioral changes in your horse, it may have more to do with the fit of your saddle than anything...

Slow feeding: a more natural way to feed hay

The slow feeding movement has gained great momentum over the past few years as more and more people (and horses!) discover its benefits. Feeding...

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....