Josh Nichol

Articles by Josh Nichol - 15 results

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Using Your Seat and Reins Aids to Help Your Horse Achieve Self-Carriage

Trainer Josh Nichol explains how to help your horse achieve self-carriage under saddle through correct use of the seat, leg and rein aids.

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5 Ground Exercises to Help Your Horse Achieve Self-Carriage

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.

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Understanding and Achieving Shoulder Balance Under Saddle

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

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Evaluating Your Strengths and Weaknesses as a Horseman

Josh Nichol discusses the importance of discovering your strengths and weaknesses as a horseman, in order to become a good leader for your horse.

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Relational Horsemanship with Josh Nichol: The Power of Intention

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.