Everyday training questions and concerns such as when to use a whip, when to stop a lesson that is going nowhere and when you should seek professional help.
Building Confidence with Horses
Confidence is more than a lack of fear - it is recognizing and conquering fear. Time and small steps makes for a steady path.
Classical Riding and Gaited Horses
Gaited horses can benefit from lateral exercises.
Clicker Training A Horse – What Is This?
Would you like to get results quickly when training your horse? Then try clicker training it is a very effective tool.
Confident Horses in a Human World
Horses are animals of flight. They are anatomically designed to sense and react to danger by running away. Learn why and how to help them cope with the foreign world to which we expose them.
Don't Get Rid Of That Pony.....Drive Him!
Do you own a pony that the kids have outgrown? Don't sell them instead teach them to pull a cart.
Equine Anatomy and Movement
For success with our riding a basic knowledge of anatomy as it relates to movement is a necessity. We begin with lateral bending.
Equine Behavior Modifiers
Chastisement of horses is unnecessary when body language is truly understood.
Setting your horse's head can be a real pain in the neck - literally.
Equus we have contact.
An introduction to the idea of "contact" and how it applies to equine schooling.
Evasions and Corrections
Resistances are bound to happen as you school your horse. Learn the core reason and some effective corrections.
Fools and little children
Riding as a kid meant long days riding with sister and friends on horses that were worth a thousand times their weight in gold.
Snaffles, Curbs and Bitless - lots of choices in bits - make an educated decision before sticking that metal bar in your horse's mouth.
How To Find A Trainer
Need a trainer for your horse? In this article you will find places to look for a trainer and some questions to ask them.
Human attitudes reflect success with horses
Recognize that your horse belongs to him or herself first and then you can start talking
Leadership vs dominance
Leadership is not dominance and horses know the difference
Preparing For A Horse Show
Are you prepared for your first horse show?
Regain Your Confidence After A Riding Accident
Have you had a riding accident and now you're afraid to get back on? I can relate to this as I had a riding accident in 2000 which put a lot of fear in me for riding again. It took me awhile to regain my confidence and get back on. Here are some things to help you regain your confidence.
Reins, rein work, rein effects
Rein it in - when it comes to our riding old-school thoughts should be replaced with sound science.
Reins, reining, rein effects
Rein it is - old-school riding and training need to be examined in light of new science.
Riding Aids - the Release
Communication with your horse requires you to teach him/her a different language - are you indicating to your horse when the correct answer is given?
Technology and a smarter approach to course design is making an exciting equestrian sport safer.
Safety around horses
Knowledge and physical fitness are both key to maintaining your safety around horses
You have to be a little unstable to manage a horse barn.
Top 5 Reasons I Use Clicker Training
Using clicker training with horses has a lot of benefits. Did you know you can use it with any horse no matter the age?
What To Look For In A Driving Prospect
Qualities to look for when choosing a driving horse prospect. Don't make the mistake of getting any horse as driving can be a dangerous sport.
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Working from the ground up Lateral Movements help balance and strengthen our horses' weaknesses. Shoulder-in worked In-Hand is a dance we should all learn.
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