Category Archives: Training

Winter Coping Strategies

So another December has rolled around. And for Americans in all but the most southern tier of states, this means that the toughest time looms ahead for those with horses—December,...

The Power of Intention

Probably the greatest example of the power of intention is found in the world of Quantum Physics. In this world we learn that literally everything in the universe (water, rocks,...

How To Be a Horse Trainer

So you want to become a horse trainer, huh? Sounds like fun—doing what you love and getting paid for it? Score! You are about to embark on a wonderful journey...but...

Silly Walks For Better Riding

Remember that ridiculous Monty Python comedy sketch “The Ministry of Silly Walks”? It has inspired all manner of copycat moments over the years, and while this might be neither the...

Are You Listening?

Riding horses is exhausting. No, I’m not talking about the physical exhaustion that comes with hours in the saddle. I don’t mean the sore muscles, aching back or multitude of...

Beginner’s Guide to Free Riding

There are a few things to consider before hopping on your horse without a saddle and bridle. First, your seat and leg should be proficient riding bareback to the point...

Muscle Health for the OTTB

Transitioning a Thoroughbred from racehorse to sport horse is no easy task. The process of rehabilitating and retraining these amazing athletes for success in other sports involves several factors, both...

The Vicious Cycle

One of my students came up to me a few weeks ago and started listing her goals for the season. Being a goal oriented person myself, I was intrigued. Claire...