Winter Projects

With Jeff Derby For many of us, the start of the winter season means an end to our riding season. Even if you have access to an indoor arena, it’s easy to feel limited by what you can get done in a small space or on icy ground. Instead of focusing on the limitations the […]

Now Wait Just a Minute

Written by Jeff Derby This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.49 In a previous article I stated that gaining our horse’s attention is the initial step to effective communication (EH #39). Building on that idea, I’d like to discuss the importance of developing the habit of waiting in our horse. A familiar analogy […]

Your Attention Please

Written by Jeff Derby This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.39 “He works with God’s horses across this great nation, aware of their strong sense of self-preservation. He knows nature’s language, and often he’ll mention, before asking favors, first get their attention.” – From “The Master” by Louis J. Schwiebert  So begins the […]