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How to Get a Stronger Leg

  • Chris Cervantes
  • Oct 27, 2021

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? I imagine every rider has asked…

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…

How to Improve Your Riding Posture

Most equestrians can agree on the importance of having a proper riding position. It doesn’t matter what discipline you ride, ultimately your seat, legs, and hands are used to communicate with your horse. An improper position or poor posture in the saddle can give your horse unclear aids and…

Why You Should Consider An OTTB

As the horse racing season comes to an end at many tracks, you may notice some ads for off-the-track Thoroughbreds. Abbreviated as OTTB, these horses retire from racing for a number of reasons. They may have been too slow and not interested in running or sustained an injury that…

Finding a Trainer is like Finding a Therapist

Every equestrian has different needs when it comes to these main necessities, and this is the reason why there are so many professionals, small farm trainers, and people who have a passion for horses who can help a beginner. 

It is important to keep in mind that the right trainer…

Top 10 Best Beaches to Ride At

As summer comes to an end, now’s your chance to enjoy a final beach trip before cooler weather arrives. Make it a memorable experience by bringing your horse along for the ride of a lifetime. There are many beaches in the USA that are horse-friendly. Imagine the salty wind…