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Soul Riding: Delicacy and Brilliance

I would have not been able to explain myself. I knew the feeling but wouldn’t have been able to put that feeling into words. Growing up I did compete in Western disciplines, but I am in no way a competitive person. I was successful but also completely content with…

The Benefits of Lunging a Horse

Lunging a horse is a powerful means of training and exercise. It can be a wonderful way to change up your training program and keep your horse interested. Both young and experienced horses stand to benefit from this form of exercise, if done correctly. 

If you’re new to lunging, it’s…

5 Steps to Building Your Confidence in the Saddle

It happens to the best of us… a nasty fall or unruly horse that leaves you doubting everything. You may begin questioning your abilities and whether you can handle your horse or not. You’re not alone! Many riders have traumatic experiences that crush their confidence, but don’t worry… You…

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…

A Fall Break for You and Your Horse

 
Is it time for you and your horse to take a fall break? 
Long days in the saddle, in the sun, catching rides, and catching up with friends is what the summer show season is all about – that and maybe a ribbon or two, of course. My gelding was…

The Battle of Getting Back on the Saddle

I was the little girl that begged for a horse while sitting in front of the TV watching all the Westerns back in the day. My first horse was purchased from Pearson Park, where horses were ‘rented’ to ride. He was a kind horse with a hard mouth and…