It takes on average 4-6 weeks to break in a horse in but that time span is based on several assumptions. If all the handling and preparatory work has been done properly then it should be plain sailing. The horse’s temperament and character can also dictate how smoothly the process ... Read More
3 Rules to Maximize Time Off - Periods of downtime come as realistic parts of horse ownership, although how a rider uses these stretches of poor weather or busy schedules contributes profoundly to a horse’s long-term soundness and performance. Recent data from biomechanics researchers and veterinary schools shows that large vacillations in fitness can be detrimental to overall health, particularly for horses past their mid-teen years. Most notably, periods of lesser activity lasting over a…
Bombproof is a term used in the horse world to describe a horse that isn’t afraid of anything; the idea is that a bomb could go off a few feet away from the horse and it wouldn’t even flinch. The way to make your horse bombproof is by putting them through desensitizing training. Desensitizing is […]
There is a lot of information out there about "sacking out" a horse. This can be misleading. Its not about just scaring the shit out of horse until he doesn't react anymore. Read to find out how to make a lasting transformation with the commonly misunderstood exercise.
Teaching your horse to move off your leg is an essential part of riding and should be one of the first things you work on in the saddle. Whether you show your horse or like to trail ride, it's something that you'll use to prepare for lope departures, lead changes, and successful spins.