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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Stop Rushing In The Canter

Stop Rushing In The Canter

In order to slow down a horse’s canter both for flat work and when jumping, it’s important to know why the horse is going so fast. There are various reasons that a horse might be rushing. I break them down into what I’ve experienced to be the three most common reasons here: 3 Reasons Your Horse …

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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 to Slow A Horse Down Without Pulling The Reins

How to Slow A Horse Down Without Pulling The Reins

First, I want to be sure that there’s not something else we’re missing. Horses can be hard to slow down for various reasons. This post focuses on naturally hot horses.  If you’re not sure if this is why your horse is going fast, make sure to read this post first: 3 Reasons Why Your Horse Is …

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Review of LeMieux Stirrups

Review of LeMieux Stirrups 8

I was in the market for new stirrups at the beginning of this year (2021) and I decided to go for the LeMieux Vector Balance stirrup. In the review below, I talk about the difference between Balance and Control and why I went for the Balance stirrups. What Are LeMieux Stirrups Lemieux stirrups are the …

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Custom Riding Boots – Best 3 Choices

Custom Riding Boots - Best 3 Choices 10

Have you ever thought about rocking a snazzy new pair of custom riding boots? Well, from our experience and research – here are the top 3 best, easy to use fabricators! LM Boots Our first choice for custom riding boots would be LM Boots. To have a favourite when there are so many options on …

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