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How To Be With Your Horse, Even On A Bad Day

How to be with your horse even though you’re having a bad day … or how do we actually be present with our horses when we’ve had a bad day? Or we feel kind of off, or you feel like you need a reset. It’s pretty easy to have bad days these days, isn’t it? Our horses can […]

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How To Feel Your Horse

Have you ever had an instructor say to you in words, or tell you, what to feel with your body? …or how to feel something? …or tell you where to place body parts – put your legs here, put your arms here? Well, you’re not the only one, because for all my love of horses and riding, I […]

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How to Motivate Your Horse

We get a lot of riders who wonder how to motivate their horse; they want more motivation, maybe more energy, more movement, more cooperation, more calmness, more fill in the blank, but what they don’t fully grasp is what motivation is… I was teaching a clinic many years ago to a group of 4-H kids, […]

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How to Make the Path from Liberty to Classical Dressage

The path from Liberty to Classical Dressage…Liberty is breathtaking, and also Classical Dressage is breathtaking. But there becomes a question about the path from one to the other.  And the gap between the two is confusing to riders, so much to the point that riders just don’t really know why they’re doing each one, why it’s […]

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How To Lunge Your Horse

In this training you’ll discover how to lunge your horse, so you can have amazing, fun fulfilling rides. The students we work with are looking to build a forever bond with their horse, they want to be safe and they want to do the right thing with their horse. They don’t want to make mistakes. I’m going […]

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How to plan a step-by-step progress plan for your horse

How to plan a step-by-step progress strategy for your horse? I’m going to share with you how I turn my vision into a plan and how you can then turn your vision with your horse into a plan. I will share with you how I integrate my life with horses and how to have excellent communication […]

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How To Care For A Senior Horse In Winter

Winter can be a really difficult time for elderly horses. Knowing how to care for them is critical because that’s when everything is the most extreme for them as they try to get through the cold and harsh winter winds. Here’s what we need to do:Help them conserve heatGet enough digestible foodGet enough waterRiding an elderly […]

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How To Connect With Your Horse’s Intelligence

How to connect with the intelligence of our horses? A young woman sat in a wheelchair with a horse by her side. It was a super-hot summer day. It was the beginning of July. It was a huge open field. We were gathered in this place to celebrate history, to celebrate horses.  The people who were gathered […]

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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 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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