Horse Training

19 simple tips for horse jumping beginners

19 simple tips for horse jumping beginners

Jumping is one of the most exciting activities that you can do with a horse but, like all equestrian disciplines, it takes time, patience, training and application to be successful at it.  Any experienced jumping rider will tell you that jumping is 99% flatwork it’s […]

Horse Bucking: Why Does a Horse Buck and 11 Tips  to Stop It

Horse Bucking: Why Does a Horse Buck and 11 Tips to Stop It

Most horses will have a buck and a kick from time to time, bucking is quite a natural and normal thing for a horse to do – watch them at play in the field and you will see plenty of examples.  However, under saddle, bucking […]

Getting your horse on the bit

Getting your horse on the bit

Getting your horse on the bit is a phrase which conjures up confusion and mystery in equal measure.  Many riders focus on the front end of the horse and concentrate on the position of the horse’s head and, whilst this is relevant, it can be […]

11 ways to build up your horse’s topline

11 ways to build up your horse’s topline

What does Topline mean? The topline of the horse is a reference to the muscle groups which run along either side and over the top of the horse’s spine and on some of which the rider sits.  The specific area which the topline encompasses is […]

17 tips to improve your riding without Stirrups

17 tips to improve your riding without Stirrups

Riding without stirrups is a tried and trusted technique with known and established benefits for the horse rider.  Working without stirrups promotes the rider’s balance, stability and depth of seat and is a training tool used by many instructors and riders of all levels.  It […]

8 tips for Grooming a Horse (that doesn’t want to be groomed)

8 tips for Grooming a Horse (that doesn’t want to be groomed)

Grooming is a very important activity both between horses in the herd and between handler or owner and the horse.  Horses mutually groom each other to demonstrate care and attention to one another.  Grooming between owner and horse has numerous health benefits and also establishes […]

How to teach your Horse to give a Kiss

How to teach your Horse to give a Kiss

Horses tend to show affection in their own way. This affection is not always immediately obvious to us even though we may wish it was!  However there are lots of ways to teach a horse how to give affection including teaching them how to give […]

8 tips for Stopping a Horse Eating too Fast

8 tips for Stopping a Horse Eating too Fast

Most horses get excited when it comes to feeding time. However some horses can get a little bit too excited and may eat their food too fast as a result. This is more likely to happen with grains. When a horse eats too fast it […]

11 Ways to Improve Your Bond With Your Horse

11 Ways to Improve Your Bond With Your Horse

One of the best ways to improve your bond with your horse is simply to spend more time with them. This means not just riding but also on the ground.  If your horse lives out 24/7 then it can be easy to end up spending […]

How Long does it take to break in a Horse

How Long does it take to break in a Horse

It takes on average 4-6 weeks to break in a horse in but that time span is based on several assumptions.  If all the handling and preparatory work has been done properly then it should be plain sailing.  The horse’s temperament and character can also […]