Welcome to The Thinking Rider blog, where you’ll find insights and resources to improve your riding life and demystify your horse’s behavior. Horse&Rider’s senior editor Jennifer Forsberg Meyer shares the horse-training wisdom of experts and experienced amateurs alike to help you ride better and enjoy your horse more--around the barn, in the practice arena, at the horse show, or down the trail. Build the bond of trust with your horse and see how much easier problem-solving becomes.
Reward-based training—or positive reinforcement--can activate your horse’s intelligence in a way that makes him want to learn.
When you’re buying a horse, don’t neglect this one key pre-purchase check that will tell you if you’ll be able to ride him with confidence.