What do you do in the off season? I allow my horses time to rest from distance training during the heat of the summer and offer other vocations to help create a well-rounded partner and keep their minds and bodies active.Read More
Oh So Hot To help you understand the risks, let’s start by looking at the basic mechanisms that help your horse cool down—and how those cooling strategies are compromised when he’s locked in a box.Read More
May/June 2018 May is full of excitement! Mares delivering their beautiful foals, lush Spring grass creating glossy coats on our horses, beautiful wild flowers in bloom and plenty of competitions to compete in. All too soon it will be 90+ degrees with matching humidity and bugs. Welcome summer. With so much happening in the...Read More
One of the characteristics of an experienced endurance rider or competitive trail rider is not just expert knowledge of the terrain, but the ability to gauge the terrain and make decisions about the appropriate speed for the terrain. This ability is vital in determining how not just to win on speed, but to win on...Read More
That competitive edge. It might look different for different disciplines, but this intangible has its roots in the same concept: conditioning. In short, conditioning develops the musculoskeletal, neurologic, and cardiovascular systems so they can perform athletic endeavors with the greatest efficiency and the least stress on the body.Read More
Training the horse to use the specific muscles and systems involved in the sport in which the horse competes, while considering the individual horse's fitness level, are two additional principles of conditioning to consider as you work with your horse.Read More
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