I often run across horses that I describe as having a strong sense of “fairness”. They are the horses that keep score. If you don’t
Creating Confident Horses
That’s a really quick way to discourage your horse from even wanting to try, to make him afraid to make mistakes. Instead, reward each try.
According to the dictionary, contact means “the state or condition of physical touching” and “the state or condition of communicating or meeting.” In my mind,
The Fundamentals of Forward
Ride your horse forward and make him straight! ~ Gustav Steinbrecht There may not be a more misunderstood concept in riding than that of “forward”.
“Embrace the Suck”
This post was written by one of my favorite Dressage riders, Lauren Sprieser. It’s so important that we riders understand that riding is HARD. It
Enough or Too Much?
I’m a certified personal trainer. I push myself to work out pretty hard to stay as fit as possible for not just my riding, but
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
Training Tips: Relaxation or Tension?
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
Bodywork: Rib Work for Horses
Guest Blog, by Megan Ayrault, LMP, L/SAMP Here’s a video to help your horse’s ribs, breath, and back, which in turn helps their whole body and
Horse Health: Don’t get Struck Out by Strangles!
by Hannah Mueller, DVM Strangles is a highly contagious bacterial infection (Strep equi equi) that affects horses and although it is rare in general, there