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Riding


Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Eleven: Spooking

Go by a scary object rather than toward it READ MORE


Basic Training with David O'Connor | Episode Ten: Mounting

Teach your horse to stand still at a mounting block READ MORE


Basic Training with David O'Connor | Episode Nine: Hill work

Staying perpendicular to the ground is key READ MORE


A positive for peer pressure

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc Sometimes peer pressure is a good thing: A German study shows that riders are more likely to wear helmets and be safety conscious if their fellow equestrians have similar habits and views. In... READ MORE


Whirls and hair whorls

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc There's a surprisingly simple way of predicting whether a spooking horse will turn to the right or left. READ MORE


Pal for life

by Angel Sandstrom When we inherited my mother-in-law’s gelding, we knew we needed to take care of him. What we didn’t realize was how he would take care of us. READ MORE





Finding balance

by Kelley Granger DiFilippo Years ago I chose writing over riding, but now I realize that a person need not limit themselves to just one passion in life READ MORE


Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Five: Stall Safety

Avoid mishaps by commanding a horse’s attention READ MORE


Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Four: Pressure Lines

Establish your framework for problem solving READ MORE


Get your horse moving forward

by Jonathan Field Here are some ways to get the “go button” working and create a willingness to move forward freely. READ MORE


Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Three: Longeing

Strong, clear aids direct a horse’s movement READ MORE


How to figure out forging

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM A rhythmic clunking noise underfoot as your horse trots is the sound of forging, which occurs when his hind hoof reaches forward and strikes the toe of the forefoot... READ MORE


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