The winter months are a great time to go back to basics if your horse has been displaying resistance, tension, imbalance or behavioural issues.
Here are some easy exercises you can do in the arena or even out on the trails to make your horse a more balanced, comfortable mount.
If your horse takes choppy steps, has tension in the mouth, neck and back, and is resistant to the aids, these exercises can help.
Top Canadian clinician Jason Irwin provides some advice to ensure you have the best possible learning experience.
This exclusive excerpt from The Working Equitation Training Manual focusses on show day course navigating for this wildly popular discipline.
These patient, systematic training steps will help your horse become comfortable around unfamiliar objects, sounds and situations.
Trainer and clinician Lorie Duff offers some tips to decipher why your horse reacts as he does, and an exercise to establish your space.
There are lots of training methods in the horse world but not all incorporate current science-based research into how horses' minds work.
His BC horse sanctuary was born of his own fear of horses; now he teaches others to earn the respect and trust of rescues and wildies.
If your horse tends to drag his feet in the ring or on the trail, here are some groundwork exercises that will help him step lively.
Riding a strung-out or 'downhill' horse is neither fun nor comfortable; here are some exercises to activate the hindquarters, core and back.
Does your horse's 'go' button get stuck? Trainer Lindsay Grice offers some solutions to get back on track and moving forward.
Before you hit the trails with a gang of friends for the first time, make sure you and your horse are mentally and physically prepared.
Some tips to help you organize, train, de-stress, embrace the challenge, and appreciate the small victories.
In part one of our new 'Senior Series', Dr. Kate Robinson answers questions about bringing an older equine back after a layoff.