Author:

Rebecca Didier

Training

Bored By Ringwork?

Props might be the last thing you think of when it comes to schooling your horse, but sometimes they can be just what you need…

4 weeks ago

Books and Film

Go Long and Low

How and when should we invite our horses to stretch? We’ve heard of its therapeutic effects all our riding lives, but have we ever truly…

2 months ago

Behavior

The Main Types of Horse Personalities

Understanding a few basics about horse type helps you connect the temperament traits your horse displays most frequently to how he might respond to circumstances.…

5 months ago

Pro Tips

Riding Fit: Trot Pole Squats

Do you think of yourself as an equestrian? Do you think of yourself as an equestrian athlete? If you aren’t accustomed to including the word…

6 months ago

Dressage

The Seat: Where Two Spines Meet

The place where two spines meet is where the central nervous systems of horse and rider come together. In her book Where Two Spines Align:…

7 months ago

Learn

Are You a Noodle In the Saddle?

Seriously: Are you so relaxed on your horse your “supple” is a “flop”? According to rider biomechanics pioneer Mary Wanless in her book The New…

8 months ago

Hoof Care

Getting a Feel for Hoof Flares

“The equine hoof is a complex marvel of natural engineering,” say Susan Kauffmann and Christina Cline in The Essential Hoof Book. “Developing an eye for…

9 months ago

Dressage

Don’t Forget to Breathe

Are you usually out of breath after sitting the trot? Do you catch yourself holding your breath over jumps? In her book The Dressage Seat,…

9 months ago