I Started As A Kid Since I started riding as a small kid, my perspective may seem different than an adult starting as a beginner. #1 – It’s Okay To Be Nervous As my sister-in-law always says when she describes us as adult riders, she said we are “wimp chickens” compared to what we used … Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known As A Beginner Rider
Introduction I have met many parents who have horse crazy kids that have never had any horse experience at all. This can be intimidating of course, since you have no idea what is going on, and your child is about to get on a thousand pound animal. I based this information on how my program … Continue reading Guide To Lesson Programs For New Horsey Parents!
Winter Time In many parts of the country, winter means no riding. Or maybe just inconsistent riding. If you were just getting into the swing of things in the fall, it is possible that some nerves might rear their ugly heads when it’s time to put a leg over your lesson horse. When Was The … Continue reading New And Returning Rider Boot Camp: How To Over Come Fears About Getting Back On After A Long Break
Weather Is Changing Finally, around here the weather is starting to act like spring. This is the first week of the spring session in my program. When the weather gets pretty, this is when those who haven’t hit the barn much over the winter will be excited to get back. Here are just a few … Continue reading Time To Get Back Into The Saddle Again
Perfect Time To Clean Tack With it still being winter, you probably aren’t riding as much. Hopefully, you are still going to the barn and getting horse time in. With more free time in the winter, it is the perfect time to clean tack. You Don’t Have To Do It Out In The Cold Though … Continue reading Clean Your Tack !!!
Sometimes I Hate To Hear The Term Why you may ask? Of course, this is an important skill to learn you advance with your riding and the horses that you ride. I have found over the years, that many people are misinformed or don’t understand what exactly it means. This leads riders with good intentions, … Continue reading “On The Bit”- What It Means
Fall Is A Beautiful Time To Be With Horses Fall is a beautiful time to ride in many parts of the country. Some riders work hard all summer for the fall show season. For those riders, the end of the show season is sort of a culmination of their riding year. I’m Not Just Talking … Continue reading Fall Is A Good Time To Wrap Up Your Year Of Riding
Where Does This Problem Come From If you are having trouble with consistency in the canter over jumps, I bet if you took a hard look at your flatwork you would see it there too. It just may not be as obvious since on the flat you don’t have to worry about your horse getting … Continue reading Problem Solving- Inconsistent Canter Rhythm
The Fall Is Some Of The Best Riding Weather That is one thing that I think most horse people will all agree on. Not too hot, not too cold, and the best part, not as many bugs! There are a zillion reasons while we all look forward to enjoying our horses in the fall. There … Continue reading Fall Riding Tips
Is Your Horse Hard To Catch Whether it is all the time or just on an occasional basis, having a horse that is hard to catch be discouraging. By the time you get the horse in, you may be too tired to ride it! Bribery I know some people regularly catch their horse by going … Continue reading New/Returning Rider Bootcamp- Does Your Horse Play Hard To Get?