Group Riding Lessons Versus Private Instruction
When enrolling in horseback riding lessons, one must choose between group lessons and private instruction. Each instructional method has advantages and disadvantages. Ideally, most riders should take a combination of group and individual lessons. If this is not … Read More
How to Stop Horses from Anticipating Cues
Anticipation is a common problem in horses in all disciplines, particularly those that are advancing rapidly in their training and learning new things. All horses may anticipate cues, but hot-blooded breeds and high-energy horses are most likely … Read More
Do Horses Enjoy Being Ridden?
Some years ago, I received the gift of a book by the owner and administrator of a large animal sanctuary. Overall, the book was a touching tribute to the many animals rescued by the author. But … Read More
Listen to Your Horse
Yes, I know, it sounds counterintuitive to allow your horse to have a say in his or her training, but communication should go both ways between a horse and rider. For example, my horse recently was … Read More