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3 Steps To Saving Your Skin!

3 Steps To Saving Your Skin!

You are out on a ride with your horse. All is going well until suddenly your horses head goes up and he slams on the breaks. He becomes completely rigid and you start to hear his heart thumping. And you think to yourself….Uh Oh! Which is all you have time for because the next split […]

Mel’s Horsemanship Tip #6

Mel’s Horsemanship  Tip #6

Make sure your horse is going forward in their downward transitions A horse going freely forward is just as important as a horse that easily stops. Make sure your horse is thinking about going forward rather than stopping after each downward transition to help your horse keep his weight back and give you those nice […]

Amateur v’s Professional

Amateur v’s Professional

People are becoming jaded by all the horsemanship ‘hype’. It seems that every man and his dog has jumped  on the ‘natural horsemanship’ bandwagon to the point where if they use a rope halter, they are a ‘natural horseman’.  The outcome is catastrophic with horses breaking down because they are running around on their front […]

The Roller-coaster Rider

The Roller-coaster Rider

Have you ever been on a rollercoaster?  It’s a pretty exciting ride isn’t it and once you are on there, there is no getting off so you have to just shut your eyes and go for the ride.  Think about how you felt at the end, you are both excited and exhilarated from the pure […]