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Training

Ground Manners for the Horse’s Ass

The advantage of a horse’s powerful hindquarters is that one lightning-fast hoof strike can end an argument with a mountain lion. Instantly. The drawback of…

11 months ago

Training

A Hard Lesson For Horsemen

We all know how many things there are about which we can say, “I wish I’d known then what I know now.” For me, one…

12 months ago

Training

Warm Me Up Before You Go-Go

When we work horses, especially young ones, we ask them to give us not only their total focus but also a very high degree of…

1 year ago

Training

How to Bounce Back From Bad Habits

You may have heard the expression “practice makes perfect.” You may have also heard this clarified to mean “perfect practice makes perfect.” In other words,…

1 year ago

Dressage

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…

1 year ago

Dressage

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…

1 year ago

Training

The Art of Letting Go

Expectations matter. Amy Cuddy’s viral Ted Talk on “power posing” left millions clamoring: simply raising our arms above our head can trick our brains into feeling more…

1 year ago

Dressage

The Benefits of Lateral Movement

The image of dressage horses prancing sideways might just seem like fancy footwork, but in reality these lateral movements are akin to physical therapy for…

1 year ago

Dressage

How to Turn on the Forehand

It’s the kind of exercise that we never leave behind, no matter how simple it seems until you break down its parts, or aim for…

1 year ago