EH No.59 May/June 2011

cover59Help Your Horse Put His Best Foot Forward by Martin Black
Martin offers suggestions on how you can make your horse’s first experience with the shoer a positive one.

Spiral Up by Wendy Murdoch
Spiraling up out of the saddle will improve your overall position and security in the saddle.

Fitness Facts for the Back by Jec Ballou 
Jec debunks a few common misconceptions about the horse’s back and how you can help keep your horse’s back fit.

The Development of Western Riding and Saddles by Heather Thomas
Heather takes us back to North Africa to the origins of both the western saddle and style of riding.

Softness From the Heart by Patti Martin
A report on two Peter Campbell clinics from May of last year.

On Understanding a “Try” by Diane Longanecker
Diane explores how to recognize a “try” and explains the importance of awknowledging them in order to establish communication.

Hands Off by Jeff Derby
Jeff discusses his realization that he was overusing his hands when riding his horses.

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