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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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Horse Riding Skills You Must Develop to Successfully Train Your Horse

Horse Riding Skills You Must Develop to Successfully Train Your Horse

Many riders have a desire to school and develop their own horse. Yet, a lot of these riders don’t actually know what horse riding skills they need in order to make this a reality.  The fact of the matter is that you are always training your horse. Every single interaction. Through your actions, intentional or not, you are always communicating…

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Handling Your Lunge Line to Avoid Tangles & Enhance Contact

Handling Your Lunge Line to Avoid Tangles & Enhance Contact

How many times have you been working with your horse on the lunge, only to have your line end up a tangled mess? Or perhaps your horse did something unexpected. Maybe he turned in or went from 0 to 60 in .5 of a second, and you couldn’t respond quickly enough because of a loopy, knotted, or twisted lunge line?…

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Improving Your Riding Coordination And Aids While Lunging

Improving Your Riding Coordination And Aids While Lunging

As a rider, it can be easy to think that the only way you can improve your skills is to ride.  And yes, riding is important; obviously! However, you can also use lunging as a way to develop your coordination and aids. And not just on the ground, but also to benefit you and your horse when you’re in the…

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