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Groundwork Exercises

Positive Reinforcement Training for all Species

What do hyenas, meerkats, hippos, rhinos, lions, tigers, bears, giraffes, llamas, zebras, goldfish, orcas, sea lions, Beluga whales, walruses, and…

2 years ago


Podcast Episode #11: Sports psychology for riders, clinician and liberty trainer, and clicker training for March 22, 2022 from Title Sponsor Straight Arrow Products

In the 11th episode of The Horse Illustrated Episode of Horses in the Morning, sponsored by Title Sponsor Straight Arrow…

2 years ago

Healing with Horses for Challenged Riders

Horses don’t naturally lie down to be mounted, much less stand back up with a rider, on cue. But horse…

2 years ago

Getting the Most Out of Attending a Horse Clinic

Anyone can benefit from going to a horse clinic. One of the advantages is the quantity of information you will…

2 years ago

Side Reins As Your Sidekick During Training

Side reins can be extremely beneficial, when used correctly, to improve a horse’s understanding of rein contact, as well as…

2 years ago

Western Lesson: Introduce Your Horse to a Baby Pool

Baby pool water obstacles are common in trail classes. Plus, splashing in a baby pool is a great way to…

3 years ago

Seven Riding and Longing Exercises to Improve Your Skills When You’re Crunched for Time

Lack of riding time is a common complaint among adult amateur equestrians. Between professional careers, family commitments, and an often-overwhelming…

3 years ago

Naturally Calm: How to Work with a Nervous Horse

The round pen used to be a rider’s best friend when it came to dealing with a horse that was…

3 years ago

Rain Ready: Introduce Your Horse to a Rain Slicker

Will your horse allow you to pick up and swing a rain slicker? The noise and fast-moving fabric on both…

3 years ago

At the Water’s Edge: Teaching Your Horse How to Cross Water

Even if your horse is great at splashing through puddles around the barn and navigating arena obstacles with water, he…

4 years ago