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7 Tips For An Inviting Contact

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If you want to ride your horse on the bit, you need to be sure that you offer an inviting, sympathetic contact. After all, he’s not going to want to step into a contact that “punishes” him. Here’s a checklist for you to go through to make sure you offer your horse good contact. Firm - When you pick up the reins, feel your horse’s hind legs … Read More >

Keep Your Shoulders Over Your Hips

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To ride in good balance when riding your horse, keep a good plumb line with your shoulders directly over your hips and over your heels. Many riders lean behind the vertical (especially in trot extensions!) because they think they’re driving their horses more forward. The problem with leaning back, however, is that you end up pushing your … Read More >

From Indy

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I love to ride in the car. Sometimes Rhett will roll the window down just an inch or so I can stick my nose out and smell all the amazing smells we pass. It's an adventure of the nose! I don't always recognize what I'm smelling, but I can get a sense of what passes through my nostrils just from the tang or particular intensity of the odor. Some … Read More >

From Moshi

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Some people don't like gray horses. Some people don't like chestnut horses. There are even a few that don't like us shiny black horses. Some like the quiet temperament of a quarter horse over the fiery temperament of an Arabian. Some like the excitement of riding an exuberant Trakehner better than the slower paced energy of the … Read More >