Tag: horse training

  • 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 […]

  • Catching the Uncatchable Horse

    Catching the Uncatchable Horse

    In her brand new book WHAT HORSES REALLY WANT, horsewoman Lynn Acton explores a number of skills we all would like to bring to the barn, for example: The ability to earn a horse’s trust starting from the moment you meet him. Knowledge of how to discourage unwanted behavior without punishment. Experience turning pressure into a clear […]

  • Using Music to Increase Forward Energy in Your Horse

    Using Music to Increase Forward Energy in Your Horse

    Who hasn’t struggled to get a horse in front of the leg? None of us want to resort to kicking like a kindergartener in a Thelwell cartoon, but sometimes, when the piggy pony comes out… Dressage trainer and exhibition performer Sandra Beaulieu suggests that music can be used to increase forward energy in the sleepiest, […]

  • 7 Clinics with Buck Brannaman Now Streaming

    7 Clinics with Buck Brannaman Now Streaming

    Just in time for holiday-movie-watching with your family! TSB is excited to announce that 7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN, the Telly-Award-Winning educational video series from filmmaker Cindy Meehl, director of the documentary BUCK, is now available to stream from HorseandRiderBooks.com. “The biggest challenge in creating the documentary BUCK was taking over 300 hours of footage and […]

  • Come See Us at Equine Affaire in MA for Great Sales, Contests, and Author Signings!

    Come See Us at Equine Affaire in MA for Great Sales, Contests, and Author Signings!

    We woke up one morning and “poof!” it was November! That means we’ll be setting up shop at Equine Affaire in West Springfield, Massachusetts, in no time at all…or in other words, next week… That’s right: Equine Affaire runs Thursday, November 7, through Sunday, November 10, 2019, at the Eastern States Exposition grounds. Come find […]

  • 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 […]

  • Lessons in True Collection from a Cowboy

    Lessons in True Collection from a Cowboy

    Collection—what it is and what it isn’t—is regularly debated in most horsey circles. While there is a tendency to segregate ourselves by discipline, the truth is, the base philosophy should really be the same, whatever saddle you ride in or sport you pursue. In her bestselling reference DRESSAGE 101, renowned dressage coach and motivational speaker […]

  • Food for Thought: A Scientific Argument Against Using Treats in Horse Training

    Food for Thought: A Scientific Argument Against Using Treats in Horse Training

    Sugar cubes. Peppermints. Carrots. Carefully sliced pieces of apple. “Cookies.” Admit it: We all have one. A favorite treat. When your horse comes trotting up in the pasture, it feels good, right? When he turns and looks over his shoulder after a square halt, your heart melts a little. When he walks, trots, and stays […]

  • 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 […]

  • “His Confidence Was a Bit Like Porcelain: Easy to Crack.” Jonathan Field and His Horse Hal to Perform at Breyerfest 2019

    “His Confidence Was a Bit Like Porcelain: Easy to Crack.” Jonathan Field and His Horse Hal to Perform at Breyerfest 2019

    Are you packed and ready to head to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of BreyerFest? That’s right, July 12-14, 2019, marks 30 years that Breyer Animal Creations has brought to life a fabulous family festival that combines the excitement of a real horse fair with model horse activities, […]