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?
These are the mistakes that I see new riders and people coming back to riding make the most frequently. Read on, so you don’t make the same mistakes! Spending A Lot On Riding Clothes And Equipment You could spend a ton of money at the tack store on riding clothes and equipment. When you are … Continue reading Common New Rider/Returning Rider Mistakes
This Applies To Everyone, Not Just New And Returning Riders Spooking is something that all riders have to deal with at some point in time or another. This goes along with the post about keeping your horse’s attention when he gets distracted. A distracted horse is more likely to find something to spook at. Even … Continue reading Riding A Spooking Horse
Distraction City Some people would consider my barn “distraction city” for a horse! This is true. Not necessarily a bad thing though, it is good for them to learn to tune out outside craziness and listen to you. Our place is surrounded by a school complex. We have a football stadium, just a driveway away … Continue reading What To Do If Your Horse Becomes Easily Distracted
It Seems Like A Right Of Passage When you get more involved with horses and riding. Taking more lessons or maybe leasing, I bet buying a saddle of your own will cross your mind. Should you do it though? By the saddle before the horse? Read on! Pro’s and Con’s Get Exactly What You Want … Continue reading Saddle Before The Horse?
Falling Off If you have been riding for a while you may have already taken your first tumble. If you have not I can assure you that you will one day fall off. It is a privilege that all of us people silly enough to ride horses can look forward to. It Happens To Everyone … Continue reading We Can’t Put Off Talking About It Any Longer – Falling Off!
I have neglected you again! I do apologize, I’m all over the place. What can I say! I’m back at it again for you now with some suggestions on graduating to independent riding. The Best Way To Take The Next Step To Improve Your Riding If you have been in a lesson program, doing the … Continue reading New Rider/Returning Rider Boot Camp: Next Step