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No Stirrup November

I am definitely never one to keep up on fads. Happy to report, half the time I’m about a year behind the times before I catch up. I am neither pro or con for the whole, take your stirrups away for a whole month. As with everything that happens…

10 Qualities of a Good Rider

We all strive to be the best rider we can be. It’s what pushes us to train and ride more frequently. There are books, magazines, videos, and online resources that direct us on our journey from beginner to advance rider. We study professional trainers and some may even take…

Bareback Riding: Leave Your Saddle at the Barn

Long before saddles, riders spend their days bareback. In fact, many people use the saddle and reins as a crutch. Leaving your saddle behind can be one of the fastest ways to develop your riding skills. On top of physical benefits you’ll also enjoy a deeper communication with your…

Starting Colts vs. Breaking Colts

I have spoken to many people who claim to be very well educated when it comes to horses, but the moment they refer to “breaking horses” or “breaking colts” I am automatically turned off and have lost interest in whatever they say next. I am in no way a professional…

The Spooky Horse

We all have a spooky horse story. Not all of them involve high winds and horse antics. In fact, one of our most memorable trail rides was on a beautiful sunny day in August. The day was calm without so much as a gentle breeze to stir a fallen…

Buying the Older Horse

98% of our population is on Facebook and we’ve ALL become accustomed to buying and selling horses on this social media front. How many times have you seen the ISO: Quiet, packer, age 7-10 (unicorn) ad posted in your groups.

I see this all the time and while they know…

Create a Warm Winter Horse Show Experience

Before you can blink it will be Christmas. So it’s practically the New Year, right? That means spring is right around the corner.

If only I actually had that level of optimism. Summer is in the rearview and all those sun shiny days will become just a memory before…

Advice for the New Horse Owner

you have been researching for what feels like ages, you are nervous about the new responsibility and their personality, but you are overjoyed about finally owning a horse! I have been riding for a long time but about 1 year ago I bought my first horse Daisy. She is…

RAMM Flex Fence® Round Pen

I can go further; have you ever worked your ponies, yearlings, foals, green horses, problem horses, students, children or even an adult that needs to build confidence in a round pen?  🙂 The endless help of a round pen can be a Godsend.

The first time I really started…

The Benefits of Cross-Training Your Sport Horse

The secret to a long and successful career for your horse begins with cross-training. Human athletes recognize just how great it can be for the mind and body. Your sport horse is no different! They can experience improved stamina, strength, coordination, and soundness. It doesn’t stop there!

What is…