There is so much debate currently about methods of training: German vs. French, classical vs. competitive, natural horsemanship vs. anything with an English saddle. It can get adversarial.
Most people agree that finesse is better than force in horse training, but we seem to have a hard time agreeing upon a definition of what those words actually look like in technique. That starts the debate…Continue
Added by Anna Blake on July 1, 2011 at 8:42am — No Comments
Attitude is a choice. You don't have to have a bad day. Here are 3 simple ways to insure that every ride you have with your horse is a great one!
1. Learn to see things in shades of grey.
Want to know how to have a great ride everyday? Stop expecting perfection. Don't look at training and competing in black or white terms. Instead, learn to see things in "shades of gray". The key to seeing shades of gray is to recognize when…
Captain Federico Caprilli of the Italian Cavalry, the originator of the modern jumping seat, left very few writings, just around 22 pages, that introduce us to the thinking of this revolutionary equestrian thinker. It is very easy to read these articles quickly and to sit back and go--oh…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on August 15, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments
where his nose goes, the rest follows.Easy enough, but when you first start to learn about John's theories you have to keep reminding yourselves about which end you… Continue
Added by Roberta Edstrom on July 16, 2010 at 9:49am — No Comments
The better your horse behaves for your farrier, the better job your farrier can do.
Added by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on January 17, 2010 at 7:06am — No Comments