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training


Working with timid horses

Building trust is the key to rehabilitating timid horses. Timid horses are my favorites to work with. Once you show them you are trustworthy, they become willing to do anything …

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

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 are physiologically hardwired so their bodies, …

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Cross train your horse's mind with Mountain Trail

Physical conditioning is important for your horse, but cross training his mind may be even more critical. Here’s how the exciting discipline of Mountain Trail can help. When we condition …

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Forging a strong partnership with your horse

Understanding how your horse views leadership, acceptance, emotions and relationships will empower you to create that special partnership you desire.  A true partnership between horse and human is a beautiful …

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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 ever assumed the “perfect” position and …

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Crookedness in horses

Working to achieve straightness — and combat crookedness — will support health and longevity in your horse’s riding career. Like people, horses have a preference for using one side of …

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horse care industry standard

It’s time to take a fresh look at the industry standard. When it comes to horse care, we are often faced with conflicting information. This is especially true if we …

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training your horse to tie

Being tied doesn’t come naturally to horses, but it’s an essential skill for them to learn. There are many situations in which it’s important for your horse to tie well. …

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lunging your horse

Lunging doesn’t have to be boring for you or your horse. Here are some fun ways to switch up your lunging routine! You might love it or hate it. You …

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barefoot performance horse

The journey to becoming a barefoot performance horse needs to focus on more than just your horse’s feet. Here’s how a whole horse approach helped one FEI rider and her …

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