This simple, repetitive exercise improves your horse’s guidability and makes you a more confident, effective rider.
Learn eight ways to be more confident on your trail ride.
Don’t agonize over the details of cueing. Instead, use your mind to develop three core qualities of a confident, effective rider.
A pre-show ritual can do more than just cure your horse-show jitters; this one enables you to be focused, energized, and eager to perform.
Some things build your horseback-riding confidence; others make you feel less confident in the saddle. Take our Trivia Challenge to test your knowledge of which is which.
Learn to ride with impulsion and confidence as you encourage your horse to drive from behind at the lope.
This ‘passenger exercise’ trains your horse to maintain a relaxed lope as you learn how to trust him and ‘let go’ and be a confident rider.
This exercise challenges and promotes your in-saddle balance so you can begin to develop a truly independent seat.
This creative exercise is easy, fun, and guaranteed to get you focused on your riding—instead of your nerves.
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.
If you get breathless and jittery at the lope, try this to substitute enjoyment for anxiety.
Practice the one-rein stop this way to maximize its effectiveness—and your safety.
Get a handle on your riding related fears, with this 10-step self-help program from a sports psychologist.
How-to tips for building the trust you need to have in your horse to develop confidence and reduce your fear while riding.