Category Archives: Training

Winter Riding

The winter months should not mean that your horse lies dormant through the colder days.  This is a  time to have fun with your horse without all those biting flies, scorching sun and the unbearable summer heat.  So, put on those warm socks and gloves and go for a ride! [caption id="attachment_1543" align="aligncenter" width="259"]

Training Tuesday: Think “Exercise” not “Criticize”

Think “Exercise” not “Criticize” From the Horse’s Mouth by Erik Herbermann It is more effective to keep the horse’s mind on the work by making clear, simple, doable requests, such as: “Do this… (specific request), rather than saying useless, purposeless things like, “Listen to me!” or, “Pay attention!” Furthermore, negative requests, those that start with no or...

Building A Better Equine Athlete (6)

Straightness through the circle.

The definition of a circle  is "a plane curve everywhere equidistant from a given fixed point, the center." In other words, a circle is round, starting and finishing at the same place.  The circle is not shaped life an oval, an egg, a teardrop, or a loop. ...