Channel Archives: Learn

Stop Shaming Yourself!

  I am not good enough. I don’t have an equitation body. I’m too nervous, I’m such a wimp. Pretty discouraging isn’t it? Have you ever tried to shame yourself...

Getting Hurt by Gentle Horses

If you’re alive, at some time in your life you will most likely get hurt. If you interact with horses consistently, you are not only likely to get hurt, you...

How I Fixed My Jumping Position

Good base, bad base, good base, bad base, good base, bad base, good base. It takes time to learn how to ride, and it often requires decent teaching. I learned...

Unusual Horses: Gypsy Vanner

We're taking you around the world for a glimpse at some of the planet's rarest breeds of horse in our new video series, Unusual Horses. Watch and learn! Hailing from...

Innie or Outie…or both?

Those who follow Denny Emerson’s Tamarack Hill Farm Facebook page may have caught his comments earlier this year, on the “innies” and “outies” of the horse world: “In the great...

Competing “Against” Friends

Going to horse shows with your friends can be a fantastic, fun experience. Who will get more attention from the trainers? You get to root for each other, be silly...

Unusual Horses: Camargue Horse

This ancient, semi-feral breed gets its name from the region in which it hails along France's Southern coast. It is here among the wetlands of the River Rhone delta the...

The Thing About Riding Clinics

There are thousands of clinics every weekend, everywhere, in all breeds and disciplines. What can you expect to gain from one of these? Well, the first thing I would ask, is...

IHSA or NCEA: What’s the Difference?

Even for college riders, the world of collegiate riding can be extremely confusing. With several governing bodies and the rules of individual institutions, many teams operate differently. Basically, there are...

Training the Nervous Horse

Nervous horses are hard to ride horses. Hard to ride in that they are too reactive. They may not stand quietly to be mounted. They may not walk calmly. They...