Tag: spookproofing

  • 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 […]

  • “Stretching” the Horse’s Comfort Zone–The Story of a Tourist in a Foreign Land

    “Stretching” the Horse’s Comfort Zone–The Story of a Tourist in a Foreign Land

    When training your horse to become comfortable with new objects and in new places and situations, the goal, says Vanessa Bee, author of the bestselling books 3-MINUTE HORSEMANSHIP and THE HORSE AGILITY HANDBOOK, is to get him just outside his comfort zone when introducing slightly scary scenarios (note the emphasis on slightly!), but not so […]

  • 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 […]