Blog – ForTheHorse

How to maintain stamina when riding

How do I maintain stamina when I’m riding? This was a question that came in from one of my students. She was enjoying riding her horse and making great progress. But, there was a ‘problem’ when she started trotting – she found that she lost stamina quite quickly.A lot of the time when we have a […]

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What do I need to work with a horse?

There are a few key things that are needed to work with a horse to be effective and successful in making progress in a timely manner.  Have you ever felt like it’s just taking way too long to make progress with your horse? And, how would it feel if you had a way to get results with […]

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How to lunge a horse and stay balanced on the circle

Have you ever wondered why your horse comes in on the circle? So much so that you might feel a little claustrophobic, but you don’t really pay attention to that feeling that you’re feeling because so much else is happening?I’m going to show you what you can do about that, how you can help that […]

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How to keep your horse sound and healthy

Sometimes this can feel like a daunting task…keeping our horses sound and healthy. There is just so much that can go wrong. We’re dealing with an animal who has biological, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual considerations; so much that we’re dealing with on a daily basis. So much so that many riders get overwhelmed and their love for the […]

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How to calm an upset horse

Dealing with an upset horse can be very discouraging, especially when a rider just doesn’t know what to do to help the situation. And, there can be many reasons why a horse gets upset too. One of those reasons is that the activity at hand is challenging for your horse.  By challenging I mean not to overface […]

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Understanding the horse

Is it easier for our horses to learn a language like English, a human generated language, or is it easier for us to see the world through our horses senses?Here’s what happened to me the other day to help illustrate the answer to this question…  One of my horses was way out in the field, […]

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How to work with a horse with ease rather than frustration

If you work with horses you need to deal with being frustrated…is that true? I would say that I don’t think that’s true. And I’m going to give you five reasons why.Generally, it means that we need to work on ourselves a little bit more.If you’re finding that time with your horse is so frustrating, there’s […]

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How to ride a horse

Have you ever seen riders who are working so hard in the saddle that they’re actually contorting their bodies? They might be off to one side or maybe their legs are shrinking up. Maybe their feet are either in or out, just doing a little bit strange things. We all do it. It’s really easy […]

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What emotion do we want to promote in our horses?

Horses express so many emotions as we are around them and working with them. When it comes to training horses and having the best relationship that we possibly can across the species of horses and humans, the answer to this question makes a huge difference.  But a lot of equine enthusiasts completely miss it which erases any […]

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How can you tell if a horse is happy?

Our horses can read US very acutely…they are very good at it! They are very good at reading our body language, reading where we are at… and what we’re going to do next. And they can also read us acutely with our emotional aspect as well.  Scientific studies have been done where horses have been placed in front […]

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