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 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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Saddling a Horse Western Style: 5 Easy Steps

saddling a horse western style

Wondering how saddling a horse western style goes? Well, we’ve helped break it down into 10 easy steps! Before we get into it, make sure you read about the different Horse Riding Styles out there. This will give you a clearer understanding of where Western riding originated from, and it’s tack features functionalities. Step 1: …

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3 Reasons Your Horse Is Rushing & How to Fix It

3 Reasons Your Horse Is Rushing & How to Fix It

I’ve ridden three different horses (Comet, Dash & Rudy) that have been extremely forwards to the point that I felt out of control and really off balance at times in the saddle. I’m sure you can relate to that feeling and it’s not the most fun.  Slowing down a rushing horse can be frustrating. The …

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Horse Riding Styles: 5 Different Types

Horse Riding Styles: 5 Different Types 6

Before we get into the 5 main types of horse riding styles, lets do a brief introduction into English and Western horse riding styles. English & Western Horse Riding Styles Western and English are the most common of horse riding styles. Both require the same amount of effort, however both differ in: equipment, type of …

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Finding a Suitable Vehicle for a Horse Trailer

Finding a Suitable Vehicle for a Horse Trailer

If you’re thinking of buying a horse trailer, you need to make sure you have the right vehicle to tow it. This wasn’t something that really occurred to me until I moved out, and didn’t have easy access to my parents’ truck any more. And there was no way my tiny hatchback was doing the …

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