Category Archives: Western

3 Ways to Harness The Power of Words

1. Choose "do" words Ella, an amateur rider trying desperately to conquer her nerves before her first competition, knows this phenomenon all too well. “I knew what I had to...

Do YOU have Warrior Thinking?

Tough thinking is not pie-in-the-sky thinking: “I am the greatest rider ever! I can beat anyone, anytime!” Sometimes toughness is wrongly associated with arrogance or ego. This could not be...

Don’t Ruin a Good Horse

The Retired Racehorse Project recently released the list of trainers for this year’s Thoroughbred Makeover, and as the winner of one of the disciplines from last year I was at...

How to Hang Up Bridles

You would think before ever jumping into to horseback riding, one would learn the basics of horsemanship. You would think. However, we know this is not the case. We’ve all met...

12 Tweets That Will Make You Feel Better About Your #WorstHorseShowExperience

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Just kidding. These all fall firmly into the worst category. And it’s hilarious. https://twitter.com/AdenAshley/status/689594002652291072?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/youngtheangela/status/689592433760403457?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/M0rganp3rry/status/689589536461078528?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/GroomSecrets/status/689587363589312512?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/DatingMyHorse/status/689504292189839360?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw...

4 Things the Modern Rider Wants in a Saddle

Most longstanding luxury saddle makers use time to their advantage. Established 20 or 30 or even 50 years ago, they stake their reputations on their legacy. Voltaire does just the opposite. In just five...

18 Signs You Grew Up Equestrian

1. Your horse was technically your first love. https://twitter.com/Shay_Shay81497/status/627880829788794881?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw 2. And your personal belongings, a billboard to express that love. https://twitter.com/hannahx905/status/623978111567310848?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw 3. Which drove you to acquire some odd, but...

Just Another Deluded Cowboy

The kind and natural approach Several years ago, in search of an ethical alternative to the harsh and seemingly senseless mainstream training techniques, I began following a system of natural...

21 ‘Aha’ Moments Every Rider Will Recognize

When you reach the age when you’ve been a rider for most of your life, it’s important to regularly mine your experiences in search of insights. Try to remember those moments when, in an instant, your perspective...