It’s fascinating how many opposites there are in riding, both physical and mental. So many times, riders need to be good at seemingly opposite skills, at the same time, or nearly the same time. Too much of this or that,
Or, Why Going Forward Matters “You want them riding forward, thinking forward for themselves. If you always have the handbrake on, then the horses are going to be behind your leg because you’re constantly telling him to slow down.
“What you can’t accomplish in an hour should usually be put off until tomorrow.” ~Bill Steinkraus I have a student who continually criticizes herself. During each lesson, she regularly laments how bad her leg feels, or how how she can’t
I teach riders who are interested in advancing their riding and moving up. Some are adults returning to riding after a long break. Some are riders who have spent a long time in large lesson programs, and have realized they’d
Today I received a text from a student’s mom: “We got a phone call from Washington International; X qualified for WIHS Pony Eq [To be held this coming Sunday]. I’m not sure what we should do.” On the one hand,
Horses has evolved across thousands of years. Their success as a species is due, in part, to their ability to figure out where they fit in the herd. Their failure to accurately assess where they are in the pecking order
I’ve been thinking a lot about our business model and what our mission is. We have such a passion for what we do, we want to make certain that others know it, too. Enthusiasm is contagious, and we want to
It’s been a long process, but we finally unveiled our new outdoor arena last month. We took our original arena and expanded it by 90 feet, improved the base, and added new sand footing. Some of our boarders got together