Author:

Rebecca Didier

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.…

2 weeks 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…

1 month 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:…

2 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…

3 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…

4 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,…

4 months ago

Books and Film

A Little Bit Better

Training horses, learning how to ride them well, these pursuits can be an obsession. They can bankrupt us, disrupt other relationships, and generally make us…

6 months ago

Pro Tips

Catch Me If You Can!

Ah, the wind in your face and your horse’s mane as he turns and snorts and shows you his heels! The carrots in your pockets,…

6 months ago

Horse Health

The Good Kind of Pressure

You know what’s great? When you can put your hands on your horse and make him feel better: rejuvenated when he’s tired, calm when he’s…

7 months ago

Training

Silly Walks For Better Riding

Remember that ridiculous Monty Python comedy sketch “The Ministry of Silly Walks”? It has inspired all manner of copycat moments over the years, and while…

9 months ago

Horse Health

Hands On Healing

What if I told you that with patient, conscientious placement of your hands on specific areas of the horse’s body, you can bring about profound…

9 months ago

Horsemanship

Filling in the Training Gaps

Mark Rashid has made a name for himself by interweaving principles of the martial arts into his horse training and his teaching. A second-degree black…

10 months ago