Riding Outside Part 2 with Paul Dietz

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 32 Taking a young horse outside of the arena for the first few rides can be intimating for many riders. In the last issue Paul demonstrated how he would prepare in the arena first and then ways to help an insecure horse gain confidence outside. In this segment, […]

Libby Lyman Trail Riding Clinic By Connie Crawford

“I just want to go on a trail ride with my horse.”  The anthem of so many riders. Myself included. There are plenty of horses who will happily pack people down the trail. I don’t happen to own such a horse and the price to buy one in New England is quite high. So my […]

Killing Your Horse’s Appetite with Bryan Neubert

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No.18 Having a horse that wants to sneak a bite to eat when you’re on his back is a common problem. Bryan Neubert shows you a simple way that you can make it uncomfortable for him to reach for a bite, and kill his appetite for eating grass while […]

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 […]

Basic Trail Etiquette: Stay safe and have fun on your next trail ride

Written by Sue Stuska Ed.D. This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.28 Riding outside over uneven terrain and around natural obstacles is a wonderful way to extend your training and is great fun. Riding out with others helps your horse to learn manners in company while letting you enjoy your friends. Whether trail […]