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Riding Smart 8-10

Riding Smart 8-10

In previous articles, I’ve shared 7 tips for Riding Smarter Not Harder. Now, here’s 3 more! • Develop great timing. Remember — horses learn from the release of pressure, not the application of it. When you release pressure (either from your legs or reins), your horse...

Riding Smart 5-7

Riding Smart 5-7

In an earlier article I shared 4 tips for Riding Smarter Not Harder. Now here’s 3 more! Be a contrarian. This goes along with training every moment. If your horse is wanting to do one thing, make him do the opposite. Is he leaning in one direction? Make him go the...

Riding Smarter

Riding Smarter

Training horses is not supposed to be stressful for them or for us. We only need to be smarter than they are to stay ahead of them. (If the reverse were true, they would be "riding" us, right?) Ideally, we use our bigger brains to make learning seem do-able and feel...

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