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Interview with Jen Hamilton

What type of philosophy do you have about riding and training your horse?  We make many choices . . . like if we should ride English or Western or if we choose to jump or not to jump. We also choose our training philosophy which could be adopted by our coaches and...

I Have a Good Excuse!

I Have a Good Excuse!

Do you have a good excuse why you didn’t win the last competition, or why you haven’t ridden lately? The thing is that everyone HAS a good excuse! No-one wins all the time. But those who win more often and progress to higher levels don’t dwell on their excuses! They...

Does My Butt Look Big In This Saddle?

Does My Butt Look Big In This Saddle?

When you are riding in a lesson, do you make sure you shirt is tucked in before you start? What about if you are coaching a lesson, do you make sure your riders have their shirt tucked in before you commence a lesson? If not, why not? If you as a coach choose to not...

Do you want a better horse or do you want to be a better rider?

Do you want a better horse or do you want to be a better rider?

Imagine this .  .  . you are out on a ride with some new friends and you are really enjoying your ride. They are all more experienced with horses than you, and you think you can learn a lot from them. You are happy they are including you in their ride and hope you...

Horses and Happiness

Horses and Happiness

What type of horse does it take to make you happy? What has to happen to make you feel grateful for your horse? Second Horse To some one who learnt to ride on their first horse, happiness can be a younger, more energetic horse. Teenager To the teenager who has fast...

10 Tips To Improve Your Horse’s Results

10 Tips To Improve Your Horse’s Results

There has been a lot of research about visualization to assist you to achieve better results in your horse competition and equine performance goals, but there is more to it than that. These tips will help you improve your own and therefore your horse’s behaviour and...

Help! I Have So Many Horse Chores!

Help! I Have So Many Horse Chores!

When you are flat out working and also have family commitments there are sometimes you barely have time to ride, let alone catch up on the many chores around the stables that should be done. Your gear needs a clean, you saddle cloth and bandages need a good wash, the...

Horse Vision – Interesting Facts that Affect Horse Behaviour

Horse Vision – Interesting Facts that Affect Horse Behaviour

What it is about horses’ eyes? Your life can be in turmoil, full of stress and worries and then . . . you look into the eyes of a contented horse, really look into them,  and it can have such an amazing effect on your day. A large eye has a much more powerful effect,...

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