Tag: Bombproof Your Horse

  • 30 Years of Centered Riding and Publishing “for the Good of the Horse”

    2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of CENTERED RIDING, the now classic text by Sally Swift. CENTERED RIDING, the book, has sold over half-a-million copies worldwide and has been published in 16 languages. For many horse people—across riding disciplines and state lines and national borders—it changed the way practical riding instruction could be […]

  • TSB’s Top 10 Ways to Bombproof Your Horse

    No, it doesn’t mean your four-legged friend is indestructible, but it may make him a superhero! The bombproof horse is the one who safely packs around beginners and boyfriends and besties. He makes it easy on you at the end of the long, hard, work week, when you really and truly just want a quiet […]

  • Staying Safe on the Trail: 4 Defensive Tactics for Riders

    The last thing that ever crossed my mind when I was a kid riding my horse alone on the vast network of back roads and trails in central Vermont was the possibility of danger. Being out on the trail with my horse as my only companion was a happy place; a quiet place. It was […]

  • Halloween Tips for Keeping the “Scared” Out of Riding and Working with Horses

      When you work with or ride horses for long enough, there’s bound to be at least one moment where you find yourself with your heart pounding, your stomach in knots, and all-out fear pulsing through your body. Scary incidents are an unfortunate byproduct of working with such large, powerful animals. Sometimes, a frightening scenario […]