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Relax…when you ride!

  • Chris Cervantes
  • Jan 3, 2022

Riding horses is exciting, and riders can experience a wide range of emotions within the short duration of their lessons. However, riders who maintain a relaxed mindset while training can begin their journey of feeling their horse and becoming influential. The relaxation element for riders starts at the beginning of their riding career and allows…

The Best Gift for Your Horse Trainer

Thinking towards the month of giving and receiving, I think that it is important for equestrians to really embrace giving. Every day we receive, the ability to climb up on a horses’ back and go for a ride. It is arguably the best thing to receive, and equestrians are…

Shine Bright Like A Diamond: Lisa Winn

West Coast trainer Lisa Winn of Far West Farms, located in Calabasas, California, shares her perspective on preparing young riders for their first medal final. Lisa has taught out of Far West Farms for over thirty years and has trained riders, including many young top professionals. Pro riders such…

The Gratitude List 

With Thanksgiving coming up I’ve been thinking of the ways that gratitude affects so many areas of our lives, including our riding and horsemanship. When it comes to working with our horses we often have so much to focus on that, more often than not, we put a ton…

How to Get a Stronger Leg

I am often asked by students, “How can I get a stronger leg? I go to the gym multiple times a week, but I never feel as though my leg is strong enough to push my horse into a steady contact.” Have you, too, ever questioned your leg strength?…

Trail Riding Necessities for Fall

Many agree that fall is one of the best seasons to go trail riding! It offers vibrant colors, cooler weather, and little to no bugs. It does have a few challenges worth noting though. Some include rainy weather, sharing the trails with hunters, and less daylight. You can get…

Acceptance From Horses

Equestrians love spending time with their horses and for many different reasons. The therapeutic relationship between horse and rider carries a unique meaning behind it to each individual. Regardless of a person’s social-economic status, education level, or ethnicity, horses are in the moment and simple because horses are concerned…

Travel Guide to the Maryland 5 Star Event

The Eventing world is in for a real treat this fall with the inaugural Maryland 5 Star taking place October 13th – 17th. 

If you are looking for something fun to do that is equestrian-related this fall, this event is for you. The Maryland 5 Star is the second 5-star…

The Scoop on Western Saddle Pads

When shopping for new Western saddle pads, two important factors to consider are the materials it’s made from and the thickness. Here’s more information on both…

 

 
Saddle Pad Materials
The main materials used in modern Western saddle pads include:

Foam (either closed-cell/neoprene or open-cell/polyurethane): While foam pads may be cushy and…

5 Tips for Getting Started in the Horse World

Getting up at 6 A.M. is considered sleeping in, different and expensive clothes, and at times it seems like everyone is speaking in some sort of code! It can be overwhelming for a beginner trying to find their way into this strange new horse world.
If this sounds like…