Riding

What is ‘Doing It’ for You and Your Horse?

What is ‘Doing It’ for You and Your Horse?

It’s always the same.  The same sentences are being spoken and written about the same things. And I’ve been thinking about why it is this way.  Why do most riders make the same ‘resolutions’ year in and year out?  Rather than growing, building, and developing so that they get to create something different each year they are together? How about…

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Training Your Horse without a Horse Arena or Flat Riding Space

Training Your Horse without a Horse Arena or Flat Riding Space

Whether it comes down to circumstances, weather, or location, finding yourself without a flat, good-quality, horse arena to train in, can often derail everything. It can feel like every single exercise you see or hear about requires acres of space and dozens of poles! And, maybe even more frustrating is when you begin to feel things coming together, only to…

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Becoming More Balanced without Stirrups

Becoming More Balanced without Stirrups

There is a point in every rider’s journey where balance becomes less about staying on and more about increasing overall effectiveness. However, in order to positively influence the horse, the rider needs to begin working on developing better balance. I feel that one of the best ways to do this is by developing independent aids.  Independent from both the influence…

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