Category: horse care

  • Train with Your Brain: Teach Yourself to Notice the Absence of Misbehavior

    Train with Your Brain: Teach Yourself to Notice the Absence of Misbehavior

    Horsemanship of every kind depends on mutual interaction between equine and human brains. When we understand the function of both, we can learn to communicate with horses on their terms instead of ours. And, by meeting horses halfway, we not only save valuable training time and improve performance, we achieve other goals, too. We develop […]

  • Try This Pilates Stretch for Your Horse

    Try This Pilates Stretch for Your Horse

    Eleven years ago, about a year after having my son, I gave Pilates a shot, and WOW! All I can say is it did amazing things for my body and my riding. I’m a fan. TSB author Laura Reiman has been practicing Pilates since 2007. She completed her Comprehensive Teacher Training Course with BASI Pilates […]

  • Early Morning Writing, COVID Vetting, and a Vomiting Princess: 24 Hours with Dr. Stacie Boswell

    Early Morning Writing, COVID Vetting, and a Vomiting Princess: 24 Hours with Dr. Stacie Boswell

    One of the things we have been incredibly thankful for during this strange year is the contact we have been able to maintain, albeit virtually, with the TSB authors with whom we are so lucky to work. But in the midst of editorial, production, or the initial marketing push for a new book, we don’t […]

  • A Guide to Quarantine…for Your Horse

    A Guide to Quarantine…for Your Horse

    We of course all know a bit too much about quarantine these days. In fact, I’m pretty sure we’ve had just about enough of it. But if bringing home a new horse–perhaps a rescue, an adoption, or even just a spontaneous purchase from the place just down the road–is a possibility anytime in your future, […]

  • The Horse Can Detect the Weight of Three Grains of Sand–Here’s How That Matters to EVERYTHING

    The Horse Can Detect the Weight of Three Grains of Sand–Here’s How That Matters to EVERYTHING

    Proprioception. It’s a big word that’s bandied about a lot in equestrian circles. And though it sounds like a massive concept, really it just means your perception or awareness of the position of and movement of your body—and of course as riders and trainers we all know what a huge role that plays when working […]

  • The Decade in Horse Books

    The Decade in Horse Books

    Here we are on the cusp of not only a new year but a whole new decade. This gives us a chance to look back across the last 10 years and consider what we’ve done with our time… Here at TSB, we’ve published a whole lotta horse books. We are so lucky to be able […]

  • Horse Training…from Both Sides, Now

    Horse Training…from Both Sides, Now

    Who didn’t learn it that way? One of the very first lesson we all absorb as tiny horse-crazy tots is to approach and handle the horse from the left side. I once went on a dude ride (no really, it’s true) and the four things that were explained to all the tourists in tennis shoes […]

  • Yoga, Nutella, and Passier Saddles: Getting to the Core of It with Horseman Simon Cocozza

    Yoga, Nutella, and Passier Saddles: Getting to the Core of It with Horseman Simon Cocozza

    Equine core muscles are very difficult to isolate with the traditional training techniques common to horse sports. However, by examining what we do with the human body when faced with a weak core, we can find new methods for conditioning these areas of the equine body. In his new book CORE CONDITIONING FOR HORSES, Visconte […]

  • Summer Craft for Horse Kids: Horse Shoe Picture Frame and “Luck Catcher”

    Do you know kids who dream of having a horse of their own? A four-legged friend who comes when they call and nickers when they’re nearby? Who doesn’t judge or pick favorites? Who always listens quietly when they need someone to talk to? When a real horse or pony is still in the future and […]

  • The Best Horse Books & DVDs of 2018

    The Best Horse Books & DVDs of 2018

    W.O.W. The year is almost over. It always hits as a touch unbelievable. And yet here we are, a few days from 2019. It’s cold outside, with enough white stuff to validate the Vermont address. The Prosecco is chilling in anticipation of the celebration ahead. We have some truly exciting projects in the works with […]