Category Archives: Riding

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Massage Oil for Strenuous Workout

Almost FREE! Juniper oil extracts (obtained through distillation) are used as an external application for bone-joint difficulties, but herbalist John Lust warns “…the pure oil is irritating and in large…

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Why do you Get Off?

  “When you sit on a pin, why do you get off?” Most would answer “Because it hurts” but Tom would correct them and say “No, you get off because…

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TAKING HORSEMANSHIP TO THE NEXT LEVEL

“There is no equal partnership between a prey animal and a predator. If your horse does not see you as Alpha he will run the show. …” This is a…

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Hempfling’s Signal Weight Riding

SIGNAL WEIGHT RIDING Great tips for ANY discipline! 

Meaningful Relationship …

Meaningful Relationship — It is truly everything and whatever you achieve with your horse flows from that. — www.horsesandhumans.com

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

CONGRATS TO ANNAMARIA 2012 !!!! Blues all over the place this season! (And just some awesome VERSATILITY on all their own!) Check out our SERVICES page for more PHOTOS! of…

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Abandon Violent Training Methods

http://www.eurodressage.com/equestrian/2012/10/20/helsinki-humane-society-hesy-ry-asks-horse-industry-abandon-violent-training-methods

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Rearing Pony!

Question: E has a bad habit. She likes to pop up or rears. It seems to come and go. and just when we think its gone, it reappears. There doesn’t…

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SEPTEMBER SPECIAL OFFER

SEPTEMBER SPECIAL!!! 2012 Posted on September 17, 2012 by admin The economy is horrific and I know we are all struggling to make ends meet. It makes me crazy! I KNOW, personally, the…

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The Feldenkrais Method and Its Application to Riding

  Do you know that working with Feldenkrais® can make you a better rider?   As a human and rider, we move the whole day. We are unaware of a…

Buck and Rear for No Apparent Reason?

Question: Why does my usually well-behaved horse suddenly buck or rear for apparently no reason? Answer:  (A great answer from Temple Grandin, Colorado State University) This may be caused by an…

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Tip #12: Toes UP!

So many times we hear, “Keep your heels down!” … this is to, theoretically, help us stay secure in our seat on the back of the horse. Many find it…

Flying Lead Changes

A great article explaining the Flying Lead Change: Preparing to Ride Flying Changes By Faith Meredith Director of Riding, Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre Upper level dressage horses executing a…

The Flying Change

Question: Does anyone have tips/ suggestions for teaching my 7yo OTTB gelding flying lead changes? He simple changes just fine but from a training perspective I am not sure I…

Am I Too Heavy for My Horse?

Question: Is there a way to calculate if the weight of the rider is not too much for the horse? Answer: The general “rule of thumb” is a horse can…

Riding a Horse Bareback

QUESTION: I’m an older person and always wanted to learn to ride bareback. Do you have any tips for me? ANSWER: Well, first of all you want to be sure…

“Dominance and the Horse” by Andy Beck

“The harem group has a clear hierarchy in which the stallion and head mare are the two most central individuals in a very literal sense. The head mare is often…