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How To Train a Spooky Horse

Training with a Spooky Horse or How to "De-spook" Your Horse  Horse violently spooked on a dressage test... Sounds like a nightmare, right? Most of us have experienced this situation on the arena or during a normal training day at least once.     Horses are flight animals and they are programmed to “escape” from danger. It really doesn’t matter for them whether it’s just a plastic bag or a “predator” However, having enough patience, the rider can help his horse to overcome these difficulties, at least to a certain extent. De-spooking the horse must be taken in small steps starting in a familiar environment at home. Tip #1 Take your horse to a closed arena with the halter. Close...

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How to Become a More Confident Rider

How to Become a More Confident Rider?   Confidence plays a big role in one’s riding performance. Like in any sport or, actually, just anything in life - the more confident you feel about yourself the better you perform. Mindset is one of the key success factors.     But how to actually find that inner confidence when it’s not there? 1) Fake it Till you Make it :D It might sound funny to you, but there is a science behind it: Amy Cuddy from Harvard Business School found that standing in a more confident “power pose” actually makes you feel more confident. While the research community is still debating over her results, I think that the most important thing...

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Horse Care Basics Checklist

Are you ready for your first horse? Getting a new horse is always an exciting time! It would bring you a lot of happiness, as well as responsibility. Make sure you are ready for your first horse before you make a final decision. Here is a checklist for you, so you can make sure everything is ready to welcome your new friend! You have to understand the basics of feeding the horse. Each horse is different and accordingly has different needs. The amount of feed your horse needs will depend on many factors, such as weight, age, and physical activity. Consult with your local vet to be confident you are providing the best possible feed for your horse!   Basics...

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Fitness and Health Benefits of Horseback Riding

Have you ever been told by someone, that horseback riding is not a sport? Then you can easily tell that this person has never actually tried horseback riding. We all know how hard it is, right? And you have probably  been wondering, what exactly makes you breathe faster and makes your muscle sore. 1) Strong Core First of all, horseback riding really works out your core. Abdominal muscles, inner thighs and glutes. It happens because of the two reasons: you are trying to sit tight on a horse & your body is learning how to balance with the horse’s movements. Coordination and stability really make your core muscles work. 2) Good Cardio A light trot metabolizes enough calories to qualify...

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