What's so great about working with horses? An article about utilizing the horse as a source of power, based on my personal experiences using them to perform farm labor and other tasks.
Miniature horses! You can't ride them, unless you are a miniature person. Driving is the way to go. In this first of a series, we will look at the most common vehicle for minis: the Easy Entry cart.
Here you will find the number of points that you should give yourself for each answer that you chose in the quiz: How Confident of a Rider Are You?
The snowman in the yard is frozen hard! Well, maybe it's not that cold . . . but it's winter, and the weather isn't ideal for horseback riding in some areas. Here are 26 reasons not to quit riding for the winter!
Posting on the correct diagonal can be a frustrating thing for new riders to learn. It doesn't have to be though! Hopefully, my article will provide some insight to help it go more smoothly for both students and instructors.
For some horses, February is an awful month—cold, dark and bad weather. It makes riders really wish for spring! If you are one of those horse owners who is fed up with winter, here are some ideas to get you through the month!
The benefits of planning a show for your students is great. It gives them a safe, low-pressure, first-time show experience, and it gives them a goal to work towards.
Learn how to use your lesson horses appropriately and communicate your plan to your riders and families well to encourage successful riding.
Being realistic about how confident you are as a rider is important. It is important to know your confidence level and skillset to help you know what to work on. It is also important to be honest about your confidence in order for you to stay safe with horses.
It is a New Year, so how about planning on trying at least one or two new things with your horse this year? With twelve months in the year, think of how cool it would be to say you learned twelve new things or that you did twelve new and fun things with your horse this year?
Carrying a riding crop seems pretty straight forward right? You hold it in your hand and use it when your horse isn't doing what it is supposed to do. Well, not exactly. Carrying one should be a right of passage. You need to understand how to properly use it first!
What makes a great student? How can you be one yourself? Having been teaching for almost 20 years now, I think I can give you some advice on how to be a superstar riding student.
Helpful advice for riding instructors on teaching fearful students. Even the confident riders have scared moments—it happens to the best of us. As instructors, we need to be prepared to handle that. Here are some hopefully helpful hints!
As a person running a riding program, this is the time that we begin to plan for the summer camp season. The dates are being set and we are advertising for new and returning campers to sign up. Here are 20 questions to help you find the perfect program for your child!