Spring soundness checkup

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM With the return of warmer weather, now is the time to make sure your horse is ready for the rigors of regular work. READ MORE

How your horse's vision differs from yours

by Janet L. Jones, PhD If you want to shape your horse’s performance and gain his trust, you need to understand how he sees the world. READ MORE

What reluctance to go downhill may mean

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Several physical problems may make it uncomfortable for a horse to go down a slope. READ MORE

Second chances

by Therese Foster When I searched for a quiet beginner’s horse, I found my perfect match in the last place I would have expected. READ MORE

Your first spring trail outings

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM When you first take to the trails this season, be careful to avoid inadvertently overworking or overheating your horse. READ MORE

Losing weight and riding better

by Hope Ellis-Ashburn My weight loss journey helped me become healthier, stronger and more confident---and it made me a better rider. READ MORE

Solstice to solstice

by Jacqueline Kolosov With the help of my beautiful mare, I’ve learned how important it is to be in the right place at the right time. READ MORE

Risk and reward

by Joanne Meszoly Like any parent, I try to do what’s best for my kids and that means taking a chance on horses. READ MORE

Cowboy Dressage

by Jessica Black with Eitan and Debbie Beth-Halachmy In this chapter from their new book, Eitan and Debbie Beth-Halachmy introduce an “American style of dressage” that combines elements of traditional Western and classical horsemanship. READ MORE

Is posting easier on a horse’s back?

Studies show that whe a rider posts and stands in the stirrups the forces exerted on a horse's back are reduced. READ MORE

Is posting easier on a horse’s back?

Researchers explain the force exerted by a rider on the horse's back during the trot. READ MORE

What Sally Swift taught me

Thirty years after the publication of Centered Riding, a leading instructor and clinician describes how Sally Swift changed her approach to riding, teaching and life. READ MORE

The right horse at the right time

by Hope Ellis-Ashburn My mare isn’t the flashiest mover, but she’s the perfect horse for me at this stage of my life. READ MORE

Dancing with Spirit

by Chris Kent My plucky gelding might not seem like the ideal choice for an aging rider, but he is perfect for me. READ MORE

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