Weeds - little things that pop up. Little things that, if the soil is moist and you pull them out when they're tiny... it's easy. But, let the soil get hard and dry or let the weed grow to mammoth...

Balance - Exceptional riding isn't holding on with your legs. It's balancing on the horse, with the horse.  Use your legs for touch/feel, steadying your balance occasionally and...

Sometimes, okay frequently, I get emails that go like this: "My horse won't take the bit. I know he has before because the people I got him from rode him. What should I do?"  Sometimes I'm at a...

Tobi is a 6 year old, bay, about 17 hand, Dutch Warmblood. Tobi has had some trouble with people. Tobi is currently at the Luv Shack Ranch Rescue in Cave Creek, AZ. Tobi was a replacement for my...

Ahhh... guess what? If you're bareback on a youngster, especially with just a halter and lead, you're less inclined to push the horse beyond where you should, but where you MAY if you put a saddle...

Awareness is a funny thing - especially if you aren't...aware. Just to get you thinking, let's take a look at a snippet of the Barbaro story. Remember he was the winner of the Kentucky Derby and then...

If I told you to go into a burning building... would you? If I shoved you in, how would you feel about me? If I hit you and kicked you, would you think "Why sure I'll go in for you!" Even if I was...

Stops dead in his tracks. Just won't go. Nope. Ears pinned. Planted. Maybe rears. Ain't goin'! Line in the sand. NO, NO, did you get it? NO!  The general suggestion for this dilemma is to...