Undesirable Horse Behavior and Foundation Training

The information presented in this article is well within the reach of everyone to achieve. All one needs is a little study, commitment, effort and time. It will be well worth it in the long run...

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Iberian Peninsula Horsemanship, the Myth of the Moors’ Influence on Riding and the California Vaquero-style Bridle Horse

Many of these Conquistadors, as Cortés’s army was called, became wealthy men and established huge haciendas. They also brought with them to the New World, their traditions, equipment, different styles of riding, and ways of training horses which were gradually passed on to the native inhabitants who subsequently modified the horse equipment...These men became known as vaqueros...

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What Are Our Horses Trying to Say to Us?

Have you ever been frustrated when trying to have a conversation with someone who did not speak the same language as you did or tried to converse with someone in their language using only a few words of that language that you learned a long time ago?

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Tidbits from the Saddle

What we all are trying to make, I think and hope, is a more balanced, obedient, and willing horse and also to affect him psychologically to where he is more willing to take instruction and follow directions or, at least, be “willing to allow himself to be trained”...

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Some Essential Truths in Our Quest to Obtain True Harmony with Our Horses

In the movie The WIZARD of OZ, when instructed by the Fairy Princess.”… To follow the yellow brick road”, Dorothy asked “... but where do I begin?” The Fairy Princess replied: “It is always best when beginning to begin at the beginning.” And so it is with the education of the horse.

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