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Supple and sound in the cold

January 30th, 2016 by

  Winter has arrived with a vengeance in the Southern States of Australia! And even up North, the night temperatures can hit zero.   When winter arrives our paddocks get muddy. It’s cold, windy, wet and we feel the change of season.  While our horses grow a thick coat, even if they are stabled at […]

The not so illusive half-halt

January 30th, 2016 by

Ask a student to execute a half-halt, and you’re sure to see a very wide variety of very odd movements. Even novice and elementary level riders are often ineffective in performing this simple but extremely crucial movement. Without it, you simply can’t get your horse re-balanced so that he drives from behind rather than pulling […]

Can volunteering make you a better rider?

January 30th, 2016 by

If you ride with a club or compete with your horse, at some time you may be asked to donate your time by working at a show. While it can mean a large time commitment, you’ll probably find that working as a volunteer gives you experience you couldn’t get elsewhere and can even make you […]

How to Make Your Next Farrier Visit More Pleasant

January 30th, 2016 by

You’ve probably heard the common expression “No hoof, no horse.” Of course, your regular farrier visits are vital to your horse’s health and to your riding enjoyment. But what if you have one of those horses that turns into a devil the minute the farrier’s truck pulls up outside the stable? It’s probably not your […]

Competing and getting the most from your warm-up ring

January 30th, 2016 by

   If you participate in dressage, eventing, or jumping shows, you’re likely to be given a warm-up ring prior to your competition in the show arena. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to set the stage for your best performance. Here’s how you can make the most of your warm-up for both you and your horse. […]