Balance is an integration of opposites

Balance is an integration of opposites

How is it that a new problem can help overcome an old problem? Ironically, the solution for many problems we face with horses, often lies in cultivating the opposite problem; one that is uncharacteristic or not normal for the horse. The process of finding balance...

Horse Bio-Mechanics

Some of the common indicators that people use to determine if a horse is moving correctly include: An arched neck with the head on the vertical Lengthening the stride so the horse is over tracking its front hoof prints Light or no rein contact or steady, even heavy,...
What is Horse Training?

What is Horse Training?

I thought I would share some of the comments that were sent in from the clinic on horse training techniques. Each comment gave more food for thought and expanded on the primary question –  What is Horse Training? This quote, sent by my mom, matches some of my personal...
Disengagement

Disengagement

The term disengagement means the horse no longer has a source of power from its hindquarters. Defined by Webster it means, the process or action in which something or somebody is released from a physical or mental attachment. In riding, disengagement means that the...
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