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February 2024 Newsletter newsletters Feb 13, 2024

February 2024 Newsletter

Our February Newsletter is full of good stuff!  Remember that out 2024 Theme is "HABITS CREATE DESTINY"! 

Create habits this year that will transform your...

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January 2024 Newsletter newsletters Jan 16, 2024

 

Howdy Everyone!  Welcome to our very first newsletter of 2024!  Newsletters from here on out will be posted near the beginning of each month, so check your email or our blog to...

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Q&A: Horse is Aggressive at Feeding Time horse training tips horsemanship problem solving q&a Nov 16, 2023

Q: My horse has a bad habit of being very dominant when it comes to feeding time, oftentimes a bit aggressive. How can I address this safely?

A: This question hits home to me, as my aunt, when she...

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Q&A: How Do I Teach My Horse to Move Laterally without Speeding Up? advanced horse training tips horsemanship problem solving q&a riding Nov 09, 2023

Q: When working on softening techniques such as counter-flexion or lateral movement, my horse seems to associate any leg pressure with speeding up rather than moving off my leg. What can I do to...

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Q&A: Horse Paws While Tied groundwork horse training tips horsemanship problem solving q&a Nov 02, 2023

Q: My horse will stand quietly at the hitching post when no one else is around. I follow your advice and always have my horses stand tied for a period of time after a training session, but when she...

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Q&A: Horse Rushes Through Stall Gate groundwork horse training tips horsemanship problem solving q&a Oct 26, 2023

Q: I have a horse with terrible anxiety issues. Particularly, when passing through narrow spaces including his stall door. He likes to rush and I’m worried he’s going to hurt me or...

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Q&A: Instead of Cantering, he Turns into an Uncontrollable Racehorse advanced horse training tips horsemanship horses problem solving q&a Oct 19, 2023

Q: I often enjoy riding out on the trail with a group of friends, and we also like to often do some trotting and cantering. However, my horse has gotten into the habit of every time I ask for...

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Q&A: Ground Tying advanced groundwork horse training tips Oct 12, 2023

Q: "How do I start working towards teaching my horse to ground tie?"

 

A: Ground tying is a wonderful skill I believe every horse should have.  It is an indication that your horse is...

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Q&A: Is my Horse Lazy, or just Clumsy with her Feet? groundwork horsemanship problem solving q&a riding Sep 19, 2023

Q: My Horse isn’t necessarily bred to be athletic and catty, but she definitely lacks in the energy department when asking her to move her feet both on the ground and under saddle. To the...

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Q&A: Unpredictable Spooking horsemanship horses problem solving q&a trail riding Sep 12, 2023

Q: I feel like my horse is very unpredictable when it comes to spooking at objects out on the trail - it’s very hard to read whether he’s going to spook or not so I feel very unbalanced...

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Q&A: Horses that Rear Up horse training tips horsemanship problem solving q&a riding Sep 05, 2023

Q: The biggest fear I have when riding is a horse that rears. I’ve noticed that when my horse gets frustrated, he tends to come up in the front end. How do I solve this issue and prevent it...

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Q&A: Horses that Bolt horse training tips horsemanship problem solving q&a riding Aug 29, 2023

Q: My horse’s go-to response when he gets spooked is to take off and bolt - SCARY! How can I better prepare him and myself for a frightening situation like this?

A: This is a great...

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