Lipizzaners are one of my all-time favourite horse breeds and are world-famous for their elegant gaits and dances as well as their beauty and charming personalities.
The dreaded words a trainer hears from an enthusiastic horse shopping parent..." It will be great, they can learn together". That's just not how it works when it comes to children and thousand pound animals.
jade It eventually will happen sooner or later to most avid riders, but really the way you react to a fall from a horse is ultimately what will make the difference. You may turn the event into a positive learning experience or you may cause the...
Advice for a parent with a disappointed child. One that thinks they are falling behind the other students in the group. Advice for communicating this to your instructor and explaining it to your child.
A saddle sore is an inflammation of the hair follicles of the horse at pressure points where tack comes in contact with the skin.
Fall is the time where we are all getting back into our regular routine. Vacations are done, grown-ups back to work, kids back to school. Summer fun is done, but now is the perfect time to focus on your goals for your riding, or to give riding a try!
One of the many lessons my heart horse taught me was how my emotional connection and dedication to her sometimes interfered with my ability to ride her effectively. Here are my ideas, thoughts and some advice on the subject
Now this is coming from a person who loves horses, but was completely afraid of them. I was afraid and am still very careful for a lot of different reasons. I am not afraid of getting bit or kicked or even falling off. My own personal reason for the...
This is a million dollar question! One that I get all the time. It really depends on a lot of things. Hopefully, this article will help clarify the pro's and con's of starting young ( 4 or 5) or waiting until they are old enough for independent group riding lessons.
Yesterday we discussed the lesson horses wanting to stop and eat during your ride. Today I will provide helpful hints on your lesson mounts who may try and leave the arena or duck back towards the barn. These lesson horses can be lazy, and love trying to get out of work! Can you blame them?