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Our Biggest Obstacle to Better Horsemanship is Ourselves

Our journey to improve our horsemanship often stalls, riders get frustrated and our horses pay the price. To correct this, this realization is crucial: the biggest barrier to better horsemanship is often ourselves. As riders, we might spend countless hours in lessons, absorbing methods and techniques, perfecting how we ask for movements and responses. Yet, […]

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Hand and Leg Cues in Riding: Timing and Level of Pressure

When you’re riding or training a horse, communicating effectively through your hand and leg cues is essential. This guide will explore the importance of timing these cues correctly and varying the level of pressure to enhance your horse’s performance. Understanding Horse Riding Cues Cues are basically signals you give to your horse to tell it

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Understanding and Overcoming Biases in Horse Care and Training

Understanding and overcoming biases are something we as humans are faced with every day. As horsemen, our journey with horses is filled with learning, growth, and the occasional challenge that tests our understanding and commitment to these magnificent creatures. Our relationship with horses is not just about the joy and companionship they provide but also

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Escalation of Expectations Are Crucial In The Learning Process

At the heart of learning lies the concept of building upon what is known to discover what is unknown. As the unknown becomes known, escalation of expectations is required to continue the learning process. Imagine learning as constructing a building. Initially, the focus is on laying a strong foundation. In the realm of education, this

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Equestrian Action and Reaction: Interactions With Your Horse

Welcome to our in-depth blog about equestrian action and reaction. This equestrian guide discusses the interplay between human reactions to a horse’s actions and human actions to elicit desired reactions from horses. This topic is fundamental in understanding and improving our training methods, ensuring a harmonious and effective partnership between horse and rider. Understanding Horse

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Adapting Training for Different Horse Breeds

As a horse trainer, one of the most fascinating aspects of our profession is the diversity of horse breeds we encounter. Each breed comes with its unique traits, strengths, and challenges. There are even drastic differences within some breeds. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into adapting training for different horse breeds, including stock horses

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Learning from Struggles with ‘End on a Good Note’ & ‘Choose Your Battles’

In the world of horse training, two philosophies stand as guiding principles: “Always end on a good note,” and “Choose your battles.” These are not just phrases; they embody a comprehensive approach to equine training and rider development. Learning from the Struggles with ‘End on a Good Note’ and ‘Choose Your Battles’ of either of

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