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In Hand Horse Training That Makes Sense

In Hand horse training (In Hand ground work) is a place for you and your horse to problem solve, get to know each other better, and develop your skill set as an equestrian. There are many objectives of In Hand horse training, here are just 3 situations where you can use In Hand ground work with […]

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Overcoming Horse Rider Fear: 3 Tips To Build Confidence Instead

Overcoming horse rider fear can be a struggle, but you are not alone. Fear of riding horses is very real and it’s not as simple as “just get back on and ride”. It takes time to overcome fear and build confidence. When I started riding my Andalusian gelding several years ago, he was young and I […]

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Horse Anxiety: 3 Steps For Progress

How do you make progress with your horse when your horse is spooky? When we’re dealing with life and horses, it’s not the spookiness or the anxiety that really matters, is what you do with it. If you can get curious enough to explore what to do with anxiety, then that is what we can explore in […]

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Why A Horse Has Trouble Bending Right

Why does a horse have trouble bending right?  This is such a common question.  And here’s how you may know that you have a bending problem. Let me know if you have experienced any of these things… * you’re getting progress, but it’s not as much progress as you wanting. * you’re getting partial results, but it’s […]

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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 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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