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Bosal Basics

  • Emily Griffin
  • Aug 10, 2021

It reminded me of the true connection that lies between a horse and rider. One that cannot be found between a bit and the hands, but instead between the hearts of both the horse to rider. I still own my first bosal and ride in it frequently. It is a very cherished piece of tack…

Does Your Bridle Fit?

Tongue lolling, head tossing, balking when asked to go forward can be signs your horse’s bridle is uncomfortable. Horses can get as cranky about bridle fit as they do about a saddle that pinches. If your horse’s bridle isn’t adjusted correctly, it can lead to painful rubs behind the…

The No Stirrup November Challenge

On November 1st riders across the United States dropped their stirrups for the ‘No Stirrup November Challenge’. Most equestrians are not sure how this trend started, but it has been going strong for quite a few years now. If you want to improve your position and strengthen your legs,…

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…

The Best Age to Start a Horse under Saddle

Every trainer seems to have an opinion on the perfect age to start a young horse under saddle. This heated debate has come up over and over again! Each horse needs to be evaluated individually, preferably with the help of your veterinarian. Their physical and mental development needs to…

Saddle Bag Necessities

If you work your horses in an outdoor or indoor arena, getting ready to ride is a matter of saddling up and then schooling your horse.  But if you are a bit more adventurous or would like to change up the pace, trail riding is the way to go….

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…

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…