Author Archives: Rebecca Didier

What That Whinny Means

We all get excited when our horses whinny our way. The very idea that it demonstrates affection, or anticipation of our arrival, or is even merely a polite greeting between...

Why Horses Need Social Bonds

Those who study equines can identify plenty of ways the domestic horse has had to develop coping mechanisms related to a life lived in small, contained spaces with few companions....

The Art of Seeing Lameness

We are all familiar with the scenario: We know our horse isn’t right…he isn’t performing like he used to, doesn’t seem comfortable, his transitions are poor, his willingness lacking. Of...

Not Just John Wayne Chasing Cows

The cool thing about equestrian sports is that if you love horses, you have a ton of choices—there’s truly a discipline to suit every personality. And more often than not,...

Some Amazing Women

What separates the equestrians at the top of the sport from all the other hungry, hard-working individuals striving to “make it”? In Riding for the Team, the new book from...

Starting Right and Starting Over

World-renowned equine expert Linda Tellington-Jones’ healing equine bodywork and innovative training methods have revolutionized the horse training landscape over the last 50 years. Her unique blend of hands-on TTouch (a...

First Ride

We all remember that first ride…the anticipation…the thrill of actually throwing a leg over the back of a horse and feeling his feet move for you. For some, there might...

The Horse Cure

Inspired by her own childhood trauma when she spent seven days in a coma, awakened to a severely compromised body and brain, and rebuilt her life with the help of...

The Collection Connection

So often, whatever riding discipline we favor, we are looking for that “missing piece” or “secret ingredient” that will help our horses go better, be more willing, stay sounder, longer....

Become the Mother

Over and over and from numerous sources it is impressed upon us that we must provide leadership for our horses…that in order to train them, befriend them, be safe with...

“A Kid-Broke Hoss”

“First pony” stories are the stuff of legend. We all have them—mental records of the goodhearted babysitters and the devils on four legs that gave us the start we needed...

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