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Thoughts and ideas about riding and training horses

Published: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:52:00 -0700

Copyright: Copyright (C) 2007-2013 Irina Yastrebova

Mindful Riding

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:52:00 -0700

More thoughtful approach to riding and training horses encouraged by books I have been reading this winter.

Bouncing from aids

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:13:00 -0700

Interesting insight and comparisons that I came upon recently exploring new Mary Wanless book with my horses.

Riding with diabetes

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:20:00 -0700

Article on how to stay safe while enjoying equestrian activities if you are diagnosed with diabetes

In Hand Guy. Part II

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 20:31:00 -0700

Joseph Newcomb calls himself

In Hand Guy. Part I

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:57:00 -0700

Joseph Newcomb calls himself

Flying changes. Part 3.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:00:00 -0700

Moving my rides to a big hay field due to snow. Strategy to restart my work on flying changes in the new environment. How it worked out.

Flying changes. Part 2.

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 19:23:00 -0700

How to ask for a flying changes - aids. Several exercises to pick from to start this work. Chica's first flying changes.

Flying changes. Part 1.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 19:34:00 -0700

The short overview of what is required of horse and rider before attempting flying changes

Education and training of a young horse

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:44:00 -0700

A young horse's training must include not only ground work to know how to be with humans, they also must receive training from the ground that teaches them how to be ridden. Without it it is too big of a gap from one stage to the next.

Mane Event

Thu, 18 May 2017 15:39:00 -0700

Santo and I were chosen to ride in Mane Event with Shannon Dueck. Here is the report of the experience. :)