April 24, 2019

Why warm up  your horse? Change your thinking about when your ride your horse from just riding to more along the lines of a workout that you would do.  You need to warm up your muscle and body to get the blood pumping and the joints lubricated. Your warm ups also need...

April 17, 2019

 

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Riding corners happen a lot in arenas. Usually there are at least 4 of them. Some arenas that are oval or round have rounded corners. But in general, a horse must go through a corner at some point in their riding journey. Her...

April 9, 2019

Got a call the other day from someone looking for riding lessons. The connection was fuzzy so when I wrote down her name, I thought she said "Suzy Fantastic" (first name changed to protect her identity obviously). Can you imagine having that last name? How GREAT is tha...

April 2, 2019

Did you know that riding horses by some is considered hard? In fact, a lot of RIDERS think riding is hard. I talk to riders all the time and they tell me that riding is SO HARD sometimes. I used to think the same. I was convinced I would never get beyond a 20 M circle....

March 27, 2019

Did you know that riding horses by some is considered hard? In fact, a lot of RIDERS think riding is hard. I talk to riders all the time and when they ask me what I do they say – oh, I could never do THAT. That always makes me think about how great riding is because th...

March 19, 2019

Did you know that riding horses by some is considered hard? In fact, a lot of folks when I ask them if they have ever ridden a horse have the most surprising answer – yes. One Time. They rode and they fell off and they didn’t get back on. I suppose for those of us who...

November 28, 2018

When it’s cold outside sorry to disappoint peeps - I have to drag myself to ride. I envy all you cold lovers – if it’s less than 50 out I’m a whiner. I go outside, and any exposed skin is screaming – Fleece! Fleece! Cover me with FLEECE!  To prepare myself I drive to t...

November 13, 2018

The horses have each thrown an oar out their window and someone is kicking a door in time so they can row the barn to higher ground. Welcome to the joys of loving an outdoor sport when it’s cold and rainy.  You can always help out your trainer or your facility and deci...

September 26, 2018

You drive white knuckled to the barn after work and let out a heavy sigh when you park the car. Your horse is out in the pasture and has spent a great deal of time ensuring every hair is covered with mud. Sigh. You’re so darn tired and really this is supposed to be you...

September 12, 2018

Do you feel like you’re stuck at a particular level in your riding? Getting stuck is easy actually – just go out and do the same thing day after day. Getting unstuck takes some doing but you can do it if you are intentional and purposeful in trying to get unstuck. Firs...

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