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Safely Including Jumping in Your Horse’s Training

Safely Including Jumping in Your Horse’s Training

Whether you enjoy jumping or not, the fact of the matter remains… When approached correctly and consistently, jumping can greatly benefit both horses and riders in a long-term training program. Even if there is no intention of actually ‘jumping’ competitively. And this is true regardless of discipline, training level, and experience. When introduced the right way, and then strategically used…

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3 Groundwork Exercises to Train Your Horse

3 Groundwork Exercises to Train Your Horse

Just last week, I noticed a rider literally dragging their horse from the stables towards the arena. The rider was about a meter in front of the horse’s head. Her face was red with effort! And her horse was literally going nowhere slowly. It occurred to me that so many riders make things really difficult for themselves by not having…

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How Well Must I Ride to Train My Horse?

How Well Must I Ride to Train My Horse?

It’s a big question, and it’s a question that so many riders wonder about.  “Can I train my horse, alone?”.  For many riders, they will answer this question with another one; “An I a ‘good enough’ rider?”.   There are millions of riders all over the world, all with different combinations of skills and talents; being a ‘good’ rider is relative!…

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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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