Josh Nichol discusses the power of “intention” in horse training, and why it’s so important to be clear about what you want from, and for, your horse.
Josh Nichol discusses the importance of discovering your strengths and weaknesses as a horseman, in order to become a good leader for your horse.
In part 4 of his series on self-carriage, Josh Nichol explains the importance of shoulder balance and how to achieve it, starting with a groundwork exercise
Part 2 of Josh Nichol’s series on achieving self-carriage features five simple ground exercises that will improve your horse’s mental and physical unity.
Trainer Josh Nichol explains how to help your horse achieve self-carriage under saddle through correct use of the seat, leg and rein aids.
Trainer Anne Gage says teaching a horse to jump, especially if he is young or green, can be unpredictable. Here, she offers some advice on getting started.
Help your horse feel better with complementary, holistic treatments for back pain, including massage, chiropractic adjustment, acupuncture and more.
Trainer Jason Irwin shares exercises and tips for teaching your horse how to neck rein. Use these progressive steps to move to one-handed steering.
Trainer Jason Irwin offers tips for teaching your horse how to travel carefully down a steep trail, slow and steady to keep you both safe.
Part 3 of Josh Nichol’s series on achieving self-carriage looks at how flexion at the horse’s poll is the key to balance and softness.
Does your horse constantly sneak bites of greenery along the trail while you’re riding? Get tips on how to put a stop to this bad habit.
Train your horse to confidently cross a bridge at home, starting by exposing them to a variety of scary things like plywood, a tarp, stall mat, or puddle.
Lesley Grant-Law on the correct and effective use of the seat with Christilot Boylen (dressage), George Morris (hunter/jumper) and Leslie Law (eventing).
The rules on how tight a horse’s noseband should be in equestrian sports are unclear, but research is showing that they need to be loosened.
Canadian show jumper Erynn Ballard is a master at stride control, and making the time allowed while keeping all the fences up.