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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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Using Artificial Aids when Working With Horses

Using Artificial Aids when Working With Horses

For some reason, many riders have a negative story around artificial aids. And yet, most riders use artificial ads on a daily basis, whether riding or on the ground with their hose. What is important to remember is that artificial aids are neither positive nor negative.   They just are what they are.  And you can use them to create a…

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Communicate with Your Horse Through Groundwork – Part 2 Pressure & Release

Communicate with Your Horse Through Groundwork – Part 2 Pressure & Release

Groundwork, when referring to horses, simply means working with your horse from the ground in order to train and increase communication skills.  In this blog post we are going to focus on ‘Pressure and Release’ and how you can begin to correctly and fully understand the concept in order to further your horse’s training from the ground. This is part…

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