It happens to the best of us. Maybe you came to the barn in a great mood, and your horse wasn’t feeling it. Maybe you are feeling stuck and frustrated in your lessons for the last few weeks. It could be just something as silly as it was very windy out and your horse was … Continue reading 14. Attitude Adjustments!
As we have progressed through our boot camp series, we have touched on a lot. From the phone call to find a farm, to setting a goal, to even evaluating progress. Are You Confident Walking, Stopping and Turning? If you have been riding regularly, you are getting confidence in your balance and basic position. You … Continue reading 13. Boot Camp Continues -Trotting!
We have you going to the barn now, with an instructor you are comfortable with. That is the perfect start! You are also working on those first goals of comfort, familiarity and learning the nature of the horse. I want to begin talking about some of the “technical riding stuff.” The super basic stuff that … Continue reading 8. Sitting Properly To Ride Effectively
I did say that I’d get on your case about keeping a riding journal! I’m obsessive about documenting things and checking things off lists. I admit, the way I do it is probably to an extreme. I suggest if you keep no other journal in your life, that you keep a riding journal. Why is … Continue reading 4. Keeping A Riding Journal
I have heard the parents of my students often talking about how much they would love to ride, or how they used to ride and would love to get back into it again. Getting back into riding horses, or starting as an adult can seem daunting. I hope that this article will help you feel … Continue reading 1. Encouragement For New And Returning Riders
There are a lot of variables involved in buying a horse for a child rider. How old are they? How tall? Do they still have a lot of growing left? What is their current skill level? What are their riding plans? How much parental involvement do they have? Since there are so many factors that … Continue reading Buying A Horse For Your Child