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From Indy

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I've decided to run away and join the circus. I'm sure a dog of my many talents will able to wow the expectant crowds! Or maybe I'll join the pack of coyotes out back and become a wild thing, hunting rabbits and mice for dinner and scaring people when they ride down the path. Or maybe I'll become a search and rescue dog, finding people buried … Read More >

From Moshi

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It's a touchy subject. It's one I've avoided for a long time, because it's going to hit some nerves. But I overheard someone tearfully share that a trainer had told her she'd become too fat to ride, so I figured it was time to break the silence. Weight. There, I said it. Human society is incredibly obsessed with body size. How many people … Read More >

How To Stop Leaning To the Inside

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Many riders lean to the inside in one direction, and as a result they grip with the outside leg to stay on. Leaning also contributes to your horse feeling stiff on that side as he tries to balance himself under your extra weight. Let's take an example of leaning to the left and drawing the right leg up which would contribute to this horse … Read More >

How To Supple Your Horse’s Poll

It's important to supple your horse's poll, so that the energy you create from behind can travel uninterrupted through his body and be recycled back to the hind legs. Here's an exercise to help you loosen and supple the poll. Start in the halt on the rail so you can check that you’re keeping your horse’s body absolutely straight. If he’s … Read More >