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Acceptance From Horses

  • Chris Cervantes
  • Oct 8, 2021

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 with how they are treated versus…

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…

Round Pen Exercises for Seasoned Horses

After all, many a horse was started in a round pen. However, round pens can also be useful for even the most seasoned of horses. It works especially well for improving ground manners or strengthening the bond between the horse and the rider. 

Here are a few exercises you can…

How to Be the Leader Your Horse Deserves

Some riders really struggle with the idea of being their horse’s leader. They want to love and spoil their equine friend. Unfortunately, horses work in herd dynamics. Horses will either follow a leader or become the boss in the absence of one. This can be really dangerous when they…

Five Training Mistakes to Avoid

Every ride can be seen as a training session. Even a leisurely trail ride requires maneuvering through obstacles. It’s important you become the best rider you can be for your horse. They need a confident and educated person to bring out their true potential. Time and time again, it…

How to Develop Your Horse’s Topline

Your horse should naturally have a good topline. There should be a smooth line from their neck to their nail. Unfortunately, potential issues can arise. An improperly fitted saddle, starting a horse too young and lameness are just a few reasons why your horse may have a weak or…

Getting Back in the Saddle

I was heavy into barrel racing and swore that even the birth of my first child wouldn’t change my ways. However, fate had other ideas…

 
Life Happens
It wasn’t a sudden shift, like one day I decided I no longer had time to ride. Rather, this life adjustment came about slowly…

How to Make Your Horse Happy

Making your horse happy seems simple enough! You may not think your horse requires that much to be content. And that’s probably true compared to most people. However, the reality is your horse has emotional and physical needs that can’t be ignored. If one area begins to slack, your…

The Proper Riding Position

As a rider, your goal should be to maintain an effective seat that follows your horse’s movement. A quiet seat stays out of the way and doesn’t disrupt the horse. Eventually, you’ll learn how to encourage movement through your aids. Your body needs to carry itself properly for you…