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Category: Training

Oct 17
Sport Boots for Horses: A Double-Edged Sword?

Often lauded as the safeguard for a horse’s lower legs, sport boots—or splint boots, as they are also known—have their fans and critics. Before you strap them onto your horse’s legs, let’s dig deeper into this controversial accessory and its impact on equine health. The Anatomy of Necessity When it comes to common injury sites […]

Oct 03
Mastering Ranch Logs: 9 Key Tips

In ranch riding and trail patterns, poles and logs are as common as hay bales and saddles. Just like every horse and rider are different, no two obstacles are exactly alike. While poles have their own challenges, logs throw in a wild card, mimicking the unpredictable nature of downed trees you might find out on […]

Sep 21
The Essentials of Safe Horse Tying

For horse enthusiasts, the art of safely tying a horse is as essential as riding itself. It is a skill that requires not only patience and practice but also a deep understanding of your horse’s behavior and comfort. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the various aspects of safe horse tying, from foundational training to […]

Sep 14
How to Manage a Sensitive Horse

Sensitive horses, with their heightened awareness and responsiveness, present unique challenges and rewards. Managing these equine companions requires patience, understanding, and a tailored approach. This blog offers insights and strategies to help equestrians form a harmonious bond with their sensitive horses, transforming potential challenges into a beautiful partnership. Understanding Sensitivity in Horses: First and foremost, […]

Aug 17
How to Train a Reined Cow Horse Like a Champion

For those unfamiliar, a reined cow horse is meticulously trained to control cattle. This discipline harmoniously marries the intricate maneuvers of dressage with the raw athleticism and daring spirit of rodeo. It’s a dance of power and precision, where horse and rider become one, navigating the challenges of both cattle herding and precise, controlled movements. […]

Jul 25
How One Simple Seat Exercise Can Soothe Your Tense Horse!

¡Ever found yourself astride a tense horse, feeling equally tight and unsure? We’ve all been there, and it’s never a joyride. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t worry! A simple seat exercise may be just the remedy you need to ease tension in your horse and transform your ride. The Problem: Tension in […]

Jul 06
5 Reasons Why Horse Riders Are Their Own Worst Critics!

We know that horse riding is more than just a pastime; it’s a way of life, a true passion that gets into your veins, your heart, and your soul. We are a unique breed, aren’t we? While we are on this equestrian journey, we can sometimes be our own harshest critics. It’s a startling truth, […]

Jun 15
How to Enhance Your Horse’s Rhythm and Balance with Caveletti Training

The word ‘Cavaletti’ may sound Italian and sophisticated, but the idea behind it is simple yet powerful. Cavaletti are small jumps, often in a series, used as a training tool to improve a horse’s gaits, balance, and overall suppleness. But the real question is, how do we optimally incorporate them into our training routine? Let’s […]

Apr 30
Don’t Throw Away Your Broken Riding Boots – Here’s How To Rescue Them!

Picture this: you’ve just returned from an exhilarating ride, and as you dismount, you notice that your trusty riding boots are starting to show their age. The soles are worn, the zippers are struggling, and the once-gleaming leather has lost its luster. Before you mourn the loss of your favorite boots and toss them in […]

Apr 26
Can you CONQUER the trails? Horseback Riding Adventures to Test Your Skills

For horseback riders who love a good challenge, conquering a difficult trail is the ultimate thrill. With rugged terrain, steep inclines, and breathtaking scenery, these trails offer an unforgettable horseback riding adventure that will test your skills and push you to your limits. In this blog post, we’ll share some of the most exhilarating trails […]