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Julie Goodnight and Heidi Melocco

Essential Skills: Perfect Start and Finish

Read for tips on how to develop a horse care routine. Do you prep your horse the same way each…

6 years ago


At a Standstill

There are many important skills for when the vet visits for your horse to learn, including standing still. Read for…

6 years ago

Essential Skills: Fit to be Tied

You’ve probably seen horses tied to all kinds of inappropriate things, from lightweight plastic chairs and moveable objects like gates,…

6 years ago

Taking the Lead

Good leaders create structure and rules, then enforce them fairly. When it comes to being a good leader for your…

7 years ago

Horse Herd Hierarchy

  You don’t have to watch a herd of horses for long to notice that there’s a distinct pecking order…

7 years ago

Your Horse’s Five Senses

  Knowing how a horse’s senses work—and how they’re different from human senses—will help you understand how the horse perceives…

7 years ago

Barn Aisle Training with Julie Goodnight

Photos by Melissa Arnold When the temperatures drop and everything outside the barn is muddy or icy, riding may not…

7 years ago

Train Your Horse to Neck Rein

Q: How do you train a horse to go from direct reining with two hands to neck reining with one…

8 years ago

Why Horses Need the Herd

Do you want your horse to be happy, relaxed and ready for your next ride? For your horse to feel…

9 years ago

Unsafe Mistakes We Make Around Horses

If you get too comfortable around a horse, even one that you have a great relationship with, you may put…

9 years ago