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Horse and Rider: Working As One

Published by • Mar 12th, 2009 • Category: Guest Bloggers, Riding Advice

by Eastern Cowgirl | Have you ever felt frustrated and stressed out because your horse just is not working with you? Don’t worry. Everybody, and every horse, has off days…



Helmets: Nuisance or Safety Precaution

Published by • Mar 9th, 2009 • Category: Guest Bloggers, Riding Advice

by Void | Many people around the world ride horses with or without helmets. I ride with helmets, though I do recall I went out riding without one a couple of times…



Ingredients of Riding

Published by • Feb 28th, 2009 • Category: Guest Bloggers, Riding Advice

by monkey | Although there is much more to it, riding is like baking a cake. You must use ingredients, mix patiently, then you will get the final result. So here is one of my favorite recipes for riding…



Lost Your Freedom – Part 2

Published by • Feb 15th, 2009 • Category: Junior Blogger Archives, Riding Advice

by Syd | Some of you may wonder what exactly happened to me in March last year? Well, I was having my weekly riding lesson on a Friday afternoon and one of the horses spooked, causing all the crazy horses in that arena to bolt as well…



Spurs and Whips: Tools or Torture?

Published by • Feb 14th, 2009 • Category: by Julia, Guest Bloggers, Riding Advice

by Julia | Over recent weeks I’ve seen a few comments about whether or not spurs, whips, and force in general are good ways to train your horse -– or if they only hurt the horse. Horses are very big, powerful animals and will learn to take advantage of you if you let them get away with bad habits. It’s up to you to decide if you use spurs and whips, but before you decide…



Afraid of Falling?

Published by • Jan 28th, 2009 • Category: Junior Blogger Archives, Riding Advice

by Rachel Danielle | Afraid of falling? Not just in the world of horses, everywhere else in life, there’s always a chance of falling. Falling is terrible. There are many ways that we could fall. And they say ‘When you fall of a horse, get back on right away’ but is that true?



Learning to Let Go

Published by • Dec 15th, 2008 • Category: Junior Blogger Archives, Riding Advice

by ponygalmaddy | Horses, like humans, have ‘off’ days where they may not be as good as normal. This, as I know, becomes very frustrating for the rider/owner. This is a little guide for how to get rid of your anger or stress without inflicting it on your pony…



Guide To Your First Riding Lesson

Published by • Nov 19th, 2008 • Category: by Madelaina, Riding Advice

by Madelaina | Christmas is nearing, and last year I was one of the extremely lucky girls to be able to have her first riding lesson! Continuously I’m thinking about the hundreds of other girls who are experiencing the same holiday present, or are about to…



Let’s Go Hacking!

Published by • Nov 13th, 2008 • Category: Junior Blogger Archives, Riding Advice

by Sweetie | Hacking is great in the winter — even in the rain! Hacking can be great for your schooling too. Here are some tips to prepare for a hack and exercises to try on the trail…



Stay in Shape

Published by • Nov 2nd, 2008 • Category: Junior Blogger Archives, Riding Advice

by Pony Princess | Sometimes you can’t go to riding lessons. It might be stormy, maybe you got sick, who knows? Then you get back and you are so out of shape! How can you stay in shape for riding lessons? I have a few tips to offer you…