Build confidence

‘Stop and Drop’ for Ultimate Control

by Sarah Purdum Master this exercise, and your confidence in the saddle will reach a new level. Read More


‘Why I Ride Safe’

by Alana Harrison These riders don’t mount up without head protection. Read their stories, so you can decide if a helmet might be right for you. Read More


Surviving Green + Green

by Alana Harrison It’s the ‘forbidden’ match—a green rider on a green horse. If you ever find yourself in this situation, follow these strategies to up the odds that you’ll wind up safe and successful. Read More


A Frightening Thought

When her horse reared, this reader was scared in a way she hadn’t experienced before. Read More


Sit Securely to Counter Fear

by Heidi A. McLaughlin This exercise will connect you to your horse’s movement, secure your seat, and build your confidence. Read More


Special in Every Way

by Jennifer von Geldern What does it take to make a good therapy horse? Meet five stellar examples. (Bonus: Learn if your horse could make the grade.) Read More


Ride Better Right Now!

by Jennifer Forsberg Meyer Ten key insights from Don Murphy, one of the most effective riding coaches in the industry. Read More


Master the Log Drag—Safely

by Laurel Walker Denton Learn this skill to prepare for a ranch trail class, or just to increase your horse’s ‘broke quotient.’ Read More


Rise of a Cowgirl

by Jennifer Forsberg Meyer Trainer Erin Taormino scored big at last fall’s Snaffle Bit Futurity. Learn what fuels her success. Read More


Hidden Hazards of the Trail

by Heather Smith Thomas Backcountry riding has a lot to offer, but only if you’re prepared for its possible dangers. Here are eight backcountry bugaboos to watch for and ways to safely navigate them. Read More


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