Horse Geeks Blog
Simple lessons or info to share about horses, riding and samples of what I teach.
Some of the common indicators that people use to determine if a horse is moving correctly include:
The form-function principle as it relates to a horse’s body, suggests that each part of the body; each unique form, is designed to carry out a specific function.
Bio-mechanics entails looking at the natural structure of the body in order to better understand how it should ideally function.
Horse Geek Lessons
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A log of student stories, shared from their perspective.
Training Rain Day 2 Tiffany, Wednesday, Feb. 8 Day two was surprising and pretty cool! I went out to catch Rain on my own, sans cookies or grain. I did place the halter in my hoodie pocket, so my hands were free. When I was about 10 feet away, she took off, but not...
I recently helped Jim McDonald (another local trainer that works at our equestrian center) with a clinic, and enjoyed riding with a group for the first time in a very long time. Storm and I have been progressing, and it was nice to push our boundaries again in a...
Its only been 3 weeks since our last lesson since we adjusted the date to avoid the upcoming Father's Day holiday. Being spring and early summer this is our busiest time of year. The weekend after our lesson was the Memorial Day Holiday and included a one day clinic...
Horse Geek Hacks
Quick videos with tips related to horse handling, care, grooming and first aid – and any other useful bits of information related to horses. I share how I do things around my barn.
Horse Geeks Podcast
Regular interviews, discussions or presentations where we look at research, books and various theories related to horses and horse training.
The Horse Geeks Podcast - Where we look at horses and riding from the inside out Topic: The words we use inside our own head with self talk or to our horses and the words used between teacher and student all have undercurrents that we can notice. Are the words we use...
The Horse Geeks Podcast - Where we look at horses and riding from the inside out Topic: What to expect and how to experiment with making changes to the mechanical habits of movement in our own bodies. Guest: Deb Romero, certified Alexander Technique instructor...
The Horse Geeks Podcast - Where we look at horses and riding from the inside out Topic: How body mechanics and forces of motion interact and how bodies perceive balance. Mechanical use generates specific forces and managing forces changes body mechanics. Our...
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