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Explaining to people who aren’t horse lovers that riding is a real sport can be hard. How many times have you heard “the horse does all the work” or “riding doesn’t LOOK hard.” Comments like that are so frustrating! Here...
Q: My pony has a very fast trot that is really short and choppy. Are there any exercises to help lengthen it? A: Trotting is so much more comfortable when a pony learns to lengthen his stride and slow...
  Q: How can I tell if my horse is cold, and what’s the best way to keep him warm in the winter? A: Horses do very well in cold temperatures, provided they are used to them and have a good...
  A lesson with Svetlana Gorski This week I had my lesson with Svetlana Gorski. I was really nervous to be riding in front of such a talented rider, but the more we worked, the more comfortable I became. The lesson...
In case you missed it, click here to read part two of Emma Takes on Florida. In my lessons this week we focused on in hand work. In hand work is just as important as mounted work because you can...

Make Your Own Stall Sign

Brighten up your horse’s stall by adding some personality and a pop of color with this super cute sign. First, find a piece of wood to use. You can buy premade plain wood signs at the craft store, or...

Deworming Quiz

If you take care of a horse or pony, you should be deworming her regularly. Worms may be tiny, but they can be deadly to a horse. They can make her lose tons of weight, cause blockages in her...
Whether you are a top eventer like Karen O’Connor or a lesson kid who pops over fences at your riding school, you probably know the feeling. Your stomach sinks and your body stiffens as it anticipates the pain ahead....
Almost everywhere you turn, someone has an iPhone out. Playing Candy Crush is great, but did you know that there is a ton of fun and useful apps made specifically for horseback riders? We’ve rounded up some of the...
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