Monthly Archives: January 2014

10 tips to riding horseback for the rest of your life

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P for pinning – the ears, that is!

Do you have an ear pinner? Why do horses pin their ears at you?

Ear pinning is a signal to move out of the way!
Ear pinning is a signal to move out of the way!

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A child with horses

When I was four my parents took me on picnics in England (where I was born) to the country, and the highlight of my day was getting to see an old farm horse who would come to the fence in search of treats and a pet. I knew nothing then, only that my heart was so drawn to that horse that I carried him home with me in the car, everywhere I went from thereon, in my imagination, in my heart, in my soul.

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Best Body Language blogs of 2013

I decided to go through and pick out what readers had deemed the best Body Language blogs of 2013.

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Working with the liberty rein over cavaletti

This week I posted a video of Jazzmine going over cavaletti using only the liberty rein. In the past, I have taken her over cavaletti at liberty with just a halter, to guide her if she loses her connection with me. This is our first exercise with the liberty rein.

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