Conditioning Corner: Long and Slow

When I was a young rider going through training with the British Horse Society, one of the things I was exposed to was a proper “legging up” program for a horse. At the time, it was common for horses to be turned out in pasture for the summer and then brought back to work for […]

Training Tips: Relaxation or Tension?

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Traditional wisdom in training horses is that training a horse through relaxation is preferable to training through tension. But, how many of us can explain why that is, or what it means to train “through relaxation”? We’ve all seen horses in tension. Look no further than the local riding school to see horses with swishing […]