Almost every rider has a point during their career when their confidence is shaken. Once your confidence is lost, it can be hard to get it back. These five exercises can help you to build your confidence as a rider so you can enjoy riding again.
Perfect Your Position
A strong position will make you feel more secure in the saddle, which can translate to improved confidence. There are countless ways to work on your position in the saddle. Consider riding without stirrups, riding in two point, posting the canter, and more to develop your strength and position […]
With spring just around the corner, are you thinking of getting back into the saddle and maybe getting ready for the upcoming show season? Maybe you have more horses in your barn than you usually do, or maybe your schedule has changed and you won’t have as much time to ride. Whatever the reason, if you’re planning to lease out your horse this year, there are a few things you should know about finding the perfect person for the lease.
Be Honest About Your Horse
Start by making an honest assessment of your horse. What are […]
Have a smartphone? Then you have a valuable tool that can improve your riding, competition results, horse care skills, and more. Thanks to the countless apps for equestrians available now, you can turn your phone into a horse health database, a way to access the rules for your next competition, and even an alarm that will alert others if you get into trouble while riding alone. These top 5 apps for equestrians are must-haves.
Horse Side Vet Guide
Have questions about your horse’s health? Horse Side Vet Guide is a database loaded with valuable equine health […]
Winter will be here before you know it, and those cold temperatures have already started to descend over parts of the country. Don’t get caught off-guard with your winter barn prep! Here are five important tasks that you should take care of now.
Maintain Your Horse Trailer
As your show season wraps up and you get ready to put your trailer away for the weekend, take a day and do some important maintenance. Pull up all of your floor mats and evaluate your floor for any weak or rotting areas. Check your tire pressure and look […]
Hopefully you’re having a great summer filled with plenty of time in the saddle. In between shows, trail rides, and clinics, though, it’s important to keep up with your barn and pasture maintenance. Are these five maintenance chores on your to-do list this summer?
1. Check in With Your Hay Supplier
With fresh hay being harvested, now is the perfect time to check in with your hay supplier. Discuss your purchasing plans throughout the year, stock up your barn, and make sure that you’ll have enough hay to carry you through the winter. No […]
You’ve spent countless hours riding, training, and preparing your horse for his first horse show. But before you load up and head out to the show grounds, take a moment and review these five tips. These tips can help to make your horse’s first show a success.
Prepare at Home
Your preparation for a successful first horse show needs to begin at home. Start by exposing your horse to the types of situations that he’ll need to cope with on a busy show day. Ride or handle him in a ring with multiple other horses […]
It may only be February, but the summer riding and show season really isn’t that far away. Even if you still have snow on the ground and aren’t able to get back into the saddle yet, you can still work on getting yourself fit for riding. Here are five tips that will help you get fit and ready to get back into the saddle.
Stand on the Stairs
Remember the good old stair trick that your first riding instructor had you do as a child? Standing with your heels off the edge of the stairs and […]
If you’re still trying to figure out that perfect resolution, we might be able to help. We’ve come up with 5 great New Year’s resolutions that are perfect for horse owners. Take a look!
Learn Something New About Riding
No matter how much you know about riding, there’s always room to learn something new. Make learning more about riding one of your New Year’s resolutions this year. Take extra riding lessons, or attend a clinic and ride with a trainer that you’ve never worked with before. Invest in a new book or […]