How Do Horses Show Affection?

How Do Horses Show Affection? [4 Ways To Know If You've Bonded]

Ever since I started to ride, I would always wonder if the horse I was riding liked me. Did they like me more or less than other riders? How did I know if we had a special connection? I had the best connection with my favourite pony, Satchmo, when I was learning how to ride. …

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Horse Bonding Exercises

5 Essential Horse Bonding Exercises [Relax First, Perform Better!]

I’ve always dreamed of having this perfect relationship with my horse. I want to show my horse I love him and I want him to love me. Of course, the reality can sometimes be much different. I find this is true if you’re focusing primarily on performance and obedience.  I remember times I would be …

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How Do Horses Show Their Emotions?

How Do Horses Show Their Emotions? [+ Horse Emotions Chart]

Ever wonder how do horses show their emotions or what your horse is thinking? I think it’s really important when caring for your horse to know how they express themselves! This is one of my favourite horse care tips and I’ve included an emotions chart below as well that I hope will help. In this …

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How to Calm an Anxious Horse

How to Calm an Anxious Horse

Just like humans, horses can build up anxiety. Horses are built to live in a state of “rest-and-digest” where they’re parasympathetic nervous system is more activated than they’re sympathetic nervous system. If these sound like foreign words to you, don’t worry – they did to me too!  Essentially, the sympathetic nervous system gets activated to tell …

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Western Trail Riding – 3 Reasons Why It Is So Great

Western trail riding is a fantasy for most, and we’re going to let you in on why this riding style is such a dream. Why Western for a Trail Ride? Ever envisioned yourself riding through fields of endless green grass and hills on a Western saddle? Most of us do and I’ll tell you from …

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How Do You Deal With A Pushy Horse?

How Do You Deal With A Pushy Horse?

My 4 year old gelding was initially always nippy and on top of me. In this post, I explain how do you deal with a pushy horse and reclaim your space. This is one in a series of many posts outlining Rudy’s training journey with me! Rudy is my first young horse. I got him as …

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Why Horseback Riding is Therapeutic

Why Horseback Riding is Therapeutic

One of the reasons why horseback riding is therapeutic for me is that if I’m having a bad day, I always know that going out riding will make it that much better. I mean, even if I’m having a good day going riding makes it better, but you know what I mean! Perhaps for that …

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How to Catch a Difficult Horse

How to Catch a Difficult Horse

Having trouble catching your horse from the field? Whether it’s your horse, a horse you’re part-boarding or leasing, or the horse you ride at your weekly lessons, catching a horse in the field is usually part of the job before you ride. As a beginner rider, knowing how to catch a difficult horse can be vital. Part …

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3 Fun Horse Riding Exercises for Bonding with a Horse

3 Fun Horse Riding Exercises for Bonding with a Horse 8

I just wanted to write a little fun post because I was riding this awesome mare the other day. Her name was Dante. I had never ridden her before and I could tell she was quite stressed. I immediately knew it was time to use everything I knew about bonding with a horse. As I …

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