Horse Care & Buying Tips : How to Buy a Horse

When you buy a horse it’s important that you have clear ideas as to what your goals and hopes are for the horse. It’s also important that you have a trainer to consult with and to help you of going through the process of buying a horse. Once you have Continue Reading

Horse Care & Buying Tips : How to Canter on Horseback

Cantering on horseback should only be done once the rider’s comfortable with posting and sitting the trot and is easily in control of the horse. To pick up the canter, you’re going to use your outside leg. You’re going to shift it back behind the girth. You’re going to make Continue Reading

Basic Horsemanship : Jogging a Horse

We take our horse to the jog by putting both heels in light pressure against, right at the girth line against the horses side. Once they’re jogging, we’re looking for a nice, two beat rhythm, that the rider sits in a comfortable and relaxed fashion, but maintaining our good posture Continue Reading

Horse Care & Buying Tips : How to Ride a Horse

When learning how to ride, it’s really important that you have someone knowledgeable to help you. Learning on your own can be dangerous and you can also learn the wrong way and have to change those habits later on. So to begin with, we’ll just start with how to get Continue Reading

Basic Horsemanship : Rider Position on a Horse

We’re about to start a basic horsemanship session and we’re going to identify those things, within the rider and the horse partnership, that will bring us to our best outcome. When we begin to work with our horse, we want to think of it, in as simple as terms as Continue Reading

Horse Training for Equestrian Games : How to Compete in Dressage

To compete in dressage, you first want to make sure that your horse is well groomed, they should be clipped and their mane should be braided. As for tack goes, you don’t want to have any bell boots or boots on. You should have a square nice clean, usually white Continue Reading

Horse Training for Equestrian Games : How to Ride Bareback

To ride bareback, you’re going to take your saddle off, you still have the bridle on. Everything else will still be the same, you still have all your protective riding clothes on. And you want to make sure first of all that you’re at a point in your riding where Continue Reading

Horse Training for Equestrian Games : How to Compete in Hunter Hack

To compete in hunter hack, you first want to make sure that your horse is well groomed. In any hunter class, the horse is really being looked at and so they should be shining clean. They should be clipped, their mane should be pulled and in most cases, they should Continue Reading