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2022-09-28 16:27
Listen to this post right here. The summer is gone and the horse shows are mostly over. Now is the time to make an effort and review how your summer went. Take a tally of what went well. You… Read More
2022-01-01 14:14
Before heading into competition, make sure that you know the rules. Nothing is more irritating to the judge than having to explain rules to disappointed competitors. I had one woman stop -on… Read More
2021-11-07 20:27
don’t worry… We’ve got you covered. Hi there my name isLaura Kelland-May and welcome to another equestrian skill builders video. There thanks for stopping by and if you&rs&hell…Read More
2021-08-04 14:28
The big thing, I think is the purpose horses bring to us. *They* bring us purpose. They enhance our lives and all they do is be "horselike". The post Do horses give you purpose? appeared fir… Read More
2021-07-28 20:22
I have heard many things in the warm up rings at shows and recently I had a well known coach, who was preparing their rider for a significant (1.20m) jumping class turn to me and say somethi… Read More
2021-06-18 14:24
It’s not an in depth analysis of what to do if your horse does this or how to correct a horse that picks up an incorrect lead. but rather how to make progress with your horse. The post… Read More
2021-06-18 10:58
Are you able to go to horse shows in your area? My season is starting to ramp up and going to competitions is part of what makes my sport so much fun. But the pandemic has taken some of the… Read More
2021-04-01 17:35
Are you tired of hearing your instructor say the same thing over and over again to you? Then do these 3 things to progress faster. The post Horse Riding Self Discipline first appeared on Equ… Read More
2021-03-22 12:46
Not having your heels down is a symptom of other issues with your riding position. It's not "put your heels down" that makes for a strong leg! The post How to get my Heels Down first appeare… Read More
2021-03-04 01:39
We’ve all been there. We’ve allowed our friends to ride our horses. I automatically think that, you know what? They can ride, they will be fine. I’m here to tell you that i… Read More
2021-02-16 18:53
Top things you should like about before you start to jump your horse... Take this quiz. The post How to teach my horse to jump? first appeared on Equestrian Skill Builders Read More
2021-02-07 02:07
Read that to be happy NOT CRappy! Recently I was teaching and the horse seemed to be all in a lather, excited and twitchy. This is not a happy horse. This horse was feeding off of the insecu… Read More
2021-01-19 12:01
Horse colic is a nasty business. It can come out of nowhere and take over your life in seconds. One of the best things to avoid losing a horse to colic is understanding and recognizing the s… Read More
2021-01-13 14:13
I hate that feeling. That feeling in the pit of your stomach that you know something is wrong Or  Misaligned Or generally, “out of whack”. The bottom line,  Or, top lin… Read More
2020-12-09 01:44
If you see something – say something Enough is enough I recently watched this video – https://youtu.be/6V2JpK2anVk Where a well heeled, outspoken equestrian gave her opinion on t… Read More
2020-11-06 18:23
Have you ever bought a horse from a sales barn? Sometimes going to the local sales pavilion is fine and sometimes it brings you to tears. The distraught horses are mingling. Some, for the fi… Read More
2020-11-02 17:09
Or Double the Things that That Triple Results Do you think you would like to improve your riding? Well then, What can you do RIGHT NOW that will promote better results faster? The answer to… Read More
2020-10-25 00:28
Are you looking for the big prize and think a bigger, better horse, new saddle or new boots will make a difference in your horse. You may have to take a step back and think about how these t… Read More
2020-09-28 21:46
It kind of sounds like a beginning of a Tinder advertizement. Truth be told, I have never even seen Tinder or any on line dating site or app. I’m that old. So old that I am still marri… Read More
2018-09-22 15:24
Today is another big day with the para dressage performing their fantastic freestyles And the 4-in-hand marathon driving. The post WEG 4-in-Hand Marathon appeared first on Thistle Ridge Eque… Read More
2018-09-21 14:51
I survived the flights and the arrival to NC was uneventful. The big news is after a semi sleepless night I got my accreditation!     A big achievement and an interesting experienc… Read More
2018-06-03 12:17
  If you keep these 3 fundamental horse training tips in mind when you ride you will develop a deeper bond with your horse and your riding/training will move along at a brisk pace and y… Read More
2018-01-07 14:27
Would you like to improve your riding, win more ribbons at your next horse show and other horsey related stuff? Then start right now and  Would you like to improve your riding? Win more… Read More
2018-01-07 14:27
Would you like to improve your riding, win more ribbons at your next horse show and other horsey related stuff? Then start right now and  Would you like to improve your riding? Win more… Read More
2017-05-28 19:52
In your Hunter Round Leave a Good Impression… Do  a nice circle! After your hunter round is done, you should do a final closing circle. If the course ends at the opposite end of… Read More
2017-05-27 19:38
A winning trip in the hunter ring can be defined as a horse that flows from one jump to the next in a steady rhythmic fashion and jumps the fences in round forward athletic fashion. This doe… Read More
2016-12-12 15:57
Improve Your Eye by Watching Horses You can educate your eye by watching horses and riders during their training sessions. Take a look at this simple one minute video that reveals some thing… Read More
2016-12-05 03:01
Are you looking for equitation tips? Here is a list of some of my favourite equitation posts.  Equitation Tips From George Morriss What the judge is looking for -top tips to stay i… Read More
2016-11-21 15:04
We woke up this morning to, not a dusting, but a ‘dump’ of snow. This makes me think of getting in the car and driving to warmer climes and also bundling up in a blanket and sitt… Read More
2016-03-23 13:34
Well I did it! After almost 30 years of judging across Canada I had tho opportunity to judge my first United States Equestrian Federation horse show. And what a great weekend it was! Lots of… Read More
2015-12-19 14:49
I have been a horse owner, well it seems like forever. It is not just the experience itself you have as a horse owner but rather what you do with that experience which shapes you as a horsem… Read More
2015-12-17 03:18
The Number 1 Tip for your riding improvement In order for your horse to improve you have to ride it. Your horse will not improve standing in his stall or our in the pasture! I challenge you… Read More
2015-12-08 14:58
Have you thought it may be really nice to keep your horses at home. In your own back yard? Well let me tell you, I have been doing this for a life time and most days it is great and …… Read More

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