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What's Your Stickability Factor?

When your horse decides to express himself, do you ride it out? Or do you panic?

Of course, we’d all like to say that we can just float along while the horse shakes, rattles and rolls (the equine version) but it does stand true that stickability is probably one of the strongest determining factors of how well we can work with your horse rather than against him. 1,161 more words


Is It Me or the Is It the Horse?

I would bet we have all wondered about this question through our riding careers.

When you are faced with a riding dilemma, do you ever get into a finger-pointing game? 1,094 more words


Why A Halt is Not A Vacation - in Horse Riding

 Admit it! You’ve done it, I’ve done it, and until we really blueprint the right “feel”  into our body, we’ll all continue to do it more often than not. 1,064 more words


The Need For "Yes" Speed - While You Ride Your Horse

There are more ways than one to let your horse know his efforts are appreciated and he is on the right track. Just as you need positive reinforcement, your horse needs to know that he can find his “happy place” while you are on his back. 1,213 more words


7 Reasons Why "It Depends" Is the Right Answer in Horse Riding

It seems like everywhere you turn, someone has a different idea about what you should do when you ride.

There might even be the time when the SAME person tells you to do two completely opposite things during one situation. 1,083 more words


Why You Don't Need to Force Your Heels Down in Horseback Riding

Everywhere we go, people focus on the one position fault that is easiest to identify: the heels. In general, it is perfectly obvious if the heels are up, level or down. 1,039 more words


Why A Straight Rein is Not A Bad Rein

The other day, I saw a post on someone’s Facebook newsfeed. She had posted a video of a horse and rider combination from years past, riding two-tempis. 1,117 more words