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How Your Horses Talents Can Help Develop His Weaker Points

How Your Horses Talents Can Help Develop His Weaker Points

We all have talents. Things that seem to come naturally to us and that we excel at. Your horse is the same. And, in my experience, when we approach training our horses with the idea that we are helping them develop their talents, everyone is happier. Unfortunately, it is common practice for many people to focus on weaknesses. Both in…

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Improving Working Contact While Out Hacking

Improving Working Contact While Out Hacking

I am all for intentional, relaxing hacks with your horse. And I also think that it’s worth remembering that not all hacks have to be for ‘doing nothing’. In fact, there are some things that may actually happen more easily when out of the arena. Working contact is, for some riders and horses, one of those things. We are always…

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Strategically Using Your Time when Training or Retraining Your Horse

Strategically Using Your Time when Training or Retraining Your Horse

Why is it that, as equestrians, we often want to immediately have what we see others with?  And I’m not just talking about saddles, boots, and gloves… But the actual ‘horse’, exercises, movements, training, and level of performance.  We ‘know’ that time is required, but gosh, time can mean a lot of things to a lot of different riders! When…

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