Channel Archives: Learn

How to Ride Safely Over Spooky Ground

Sparkling white lines and broad swathes of color denoting bike lanes and crosswalks—to us, they are provided to ensure our safety, but so often our horses perceive them as terrifying...

At the Trot: to Sit or Post?

As an equine fitness specialist my job is always to ask how we can improve the horse’s body. One of the simplest ways we can do this in daily riding...

Horse Health Myths and Legends

We can all think of at least one old horse care myth that has been debunked but continues to this day. One of the most persistent is that fructan causes...

Learning to Love the Plateau

In any discipline, reaching a plateau is an inevitable part of the training process. A horse and rider can’t grow in leaps and bounds with every single ride. The plateau...

Things Barn Friends Say

No matter where you live, what your discipline, or how fancy your stable is, one thing is for certain: barn friendships are the best kinds of friendships, and they're pretty much all...

10 Tips for Successful Showing

[show-list] About the Author April Clay is a rider and sports psychologist in Calgary, Alberta. Want to learn more about show preparation and mental toughness? Check out the Resilient Rider Online...

Summer Coat and Skin Care Tips

Even if your horse has no skin allergies and manages to avoid wounds or infections, summer still poses threats to the skin and coat. Bleaching and fading related to sun...

Horses and the Power of Now

Live in the moment. Be here now. Look at your feet; that’s where your life is. The past has been spent; the future is an unwritten check but the present...

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