Channel Archives: Learn

The “Ain’t No Way” Catch 

We’ve considered teaching the catch to an easy young new horse like my three-year-old Dutch warmblood True and to a more difficult new horse. But what about Ole Miss, who...

What Makes a Horse Gaited?

I rode a Paso Fino once. It was all rather embarrassing if I’m honest, but I wrote a story about it called, My Brief (and Accidental) Career as a Paso...

The Harder Catch

In the last article, we talked about teaching a new horse to be caught. The strongest mental lesson is formed if we teach the horse to come to us, rather...

Hold Your Pommel Horses

I have referred to my long list of topic ideas before. I'm constantly adding to and reviewing said list for inspiration.  I've consistently passed over two items, pommel horse and...

Why Horses Crash into Fences

More than a hundred horses have died in international eventing competitions in the last two decades, according to a compilation by Horse Sport NZ. Many more have been injured. Horses frequently crash...

Teaching the Catch

Chasing a horse around while she plays bob-and-weave is fun for about 60 seconds. Then it’s frustrating. And it becomes dangerous when an ill or injured horse goes limp-loping away...

A New Baby

My new horse is here! He’s a three-year-old Dutch Warmblood, 1250 pounds of curiosity, muscle, and baby teeth. Within three days, he knew his new name and trotted across a...

A Horse by Any Other Name

I’ve done the etymology on all sorts of words but never the most obvious word of all, which is horse. So, we will start there.  Well, that was my plan...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Carrying a Stick

#MasterclassMonday is a collaboration between Horse Network and NOELLEFLOYD.com to empower equestrians to help troubleshoot your training, master your mindset and up your game. This month’s instructor: show jumping trainer Jasmin Stair. Carrying...

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