After losing a horse, it can be tough to think about partnering with a new mount. Non-pro reiner Heidi Pichotta shares her experience with getting past the pain.
Horsemanship is an ongoing journey, whether you’re just at the beginning of learning or a seasoned rider.
Trying a new skill with your horse can make you feel like a rookie. But the risk can pay big dividends in enhancing your horse life and horsemanship.
Your mental sharpness comes into play every time you ride. Keep these four keys in mind the next time you saddle up.
End head-shaking on the trail—and at home—with advice from clinician Steve Stevens.
Whether you’re a beginner at fencework or need to school a chargey cow horse, this exercise from NRCHA professional Brad Barkemeyer is safe and efficient.
Rate or speed control is essential for all horses, but especially reiners in their rundowns. Here’s why rate matters and how to maintain it.
The prospect of upgrading your horse is exciting. It shows that you’re ready for more, you can set new goals, and you can expand your expertise. Riders who like to achieve thrive on that sort of thing. Onward and upward!
After hunting for a new horse for several months, Jennifer Paulson finally finds Minnie.
Not reaching your riding goals? The key might lie in letting your horse do his job.
Trainer Brad Barkemeyer offers advice for retraining a horse that bucks or lurches into lope transitions.
Trainer and clinician Laurel Walker Denton offers the finer points of presentation for ranch riding classes, from tack to rider turnout.
Step up your horse’s walking stride without breaking gait.
A rider’s gelding carries his head below his withers, even with constant correction by the rider. All-around trainer Patty Vatterott offers advice for retraining.
A reader’s horse experiences great nerves at events. Clinician Ty Brazeal discusses how to overcome the anxiety.
Pro Al Dunning explains different ways to use split reins and how to master each rein position.
If you aren’t gifted with the Midas touch when it comes to horse shopping, Pat Parelli offers tips to ensure that your next purchase fits the bill.
Identify your problem, then use these strategies to get back on your way toward your goals.