Tying Your Horse
October 17th, 2018

It seems there are as many philosophies on tying horses as there are horsemen. Opinions vary from those that think every horse needs to know how to tie to a solid post to those that never tie. I think there is a middle ground. Safety Concerns When Tying First off, everyone needs to understand that […]

Leading (How To)
October 3rd, 2018

I’ve had several people ask me when they need to do groundwork before they ride and when they can just get on and I’ve found myself having a lot of difficulty answering this question. Although to most people’s eyes I often “just get on”, in my opinion that isn’t possible to do unless someone leads […]

How To Get Your Horse to Stand at the Mounting Block
June 11th, 2018

One of the most common complaints I get from owners is that they cannot get their horse to stand still at the mounting block. Either the horse walks right past it, walks off as they put their foot in the stirrup, or doesn’t wait for them to get fully positioned before walking off. Causes of […]

How To Lower Your Horse’s Head
March 22nd, 2018

Lowering your horse’s head is a great way to help your horse relax, give to pressure, and focus on you. It is one of the most basic elements of horsemanship that anyone can learn, but many people have never been taught. I use this exercise any time I am first meeting a horse to get […]