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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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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 reveal your horse’s perfect TROT

Every horse has, inside of them, their perfect ideal trot. Have you ever dreamed what it would be like or you just dream of that perfect ideal trot? You know, the trot that makes you giggle where you’re riding along as if to music or maybe out in the pasture or a wide open field? Just trotting… […]

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Why we miss our horses

I know some of you are not even able to travel to your horses at this time and I’m really sorry if that is the case for you because you know, we’re feeling the stress and the anxiety of COVID and our animals do as well.Our animals feel the stress, especially when we’re not visiting […]

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