Common New Rider/Returning Rider Mistakes…Read On So You Don’t Make Them!

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…Read On So You Don’t Make Them!

New/Returning Rider BootCamp- Riding A Spooking Horse

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 New/Returning Rider BootCamp- Riding A Spooking Horse

New/Returning Rider Bootcamp- What To Do If Your Horse Becomes Easily Distracted

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 New/Returning Rider Bootcamp- What To Do If Your Horse Becomes Easily Distracted

New/Returning Rider Bootcamp- We Can’t Put Off Talking About It Any Longer- Falling Off!

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 New/Returning Rider Bootcamp- We Can’t Put Off Talking About It Any Longer- Falling Off!

What To Do If Your Horse Leans In Or Drops His Shoulder

Besides the common rider problems that I mentioned yesterday, this is one of the first things that comes to my mind when I think of teaching the canter. It tends to be especially common in lesson horses. Since their riders are inexperienced, no fault of their own, the horse leans in and they don’t know … Continue reading What To Do If Your Horse Leans In Or Drops His Shoulder