Tag: Groundwork

Setting Boundaries that Work with Your OTTB

Setting Boundaries that Work with Your OTTB

It can seem like a strange topic for many OTTB riders and owners. One that, initially, may not seem all that important.  And yet, for many OTTBs, the lack of boundaries is the number one frustration.  And, it is something that can eventually undermine the whole relationship between horse and rider. Setting boundaries requires that both you and your horse…

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When Halt Becomes More than Just Stopping Your Horse…

When Halt Becomes More than Just Stopping Your Horse…

When does a halt become more than just stopping? When a rider begins to get intentional about it…  I would love to help you begin to see the halt in a completely different light when working with your horse. You see, I believe that if you become a little more intentional and focused on this movement that you complete every…

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Why Enforcing Your Boundaries on the Ground will Improve Your Riding

Why Enforcing Your Boundaries on the Ground will Improve Your Riding

Are you a pushover? So many riders describe themselves this way. And this is unfortunate because what’s happening between you and your horse on the ground, is a good reflection of whats going on in the saddle. Groundwork is so important. Every single conversation you have with your horse starts and ends on the ground. Failing to pay attention to…

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Combining Natural Horsemanship with Your Riding

Combining Natural Horsemanship with Your Riding

Have you ever tried natural horsemanship? The name is a bit of a misnomer; is anything natural about horses and humans interacting and becoming partners? It’s debatable. However, misleading name aside, natural horsemanship can really help to build your partnership with your horse. If – and this is a REALLY giant-sized if – it is done correctly and complements what…

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