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I often hear riders blame a difficult ride on their horse being naughty or not wanting to work, but seldom do I hear a rider blame himself for a ride going poorly. Perhaps the problem is not that the horse is misbehaving, but instead the horse is responding to a rider’s poorly used aids. It is important as a rider to analyze why a horse is behaving the way he is, instead of just blaming a bad ride on a “naughty” horse.

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Fall is a time when most riders’ show schedules begin to lighten, and horses get to take a well-deserved break from the stress and travel of competitions. Soon winter will approach and for many riders in the northern part of the United States, that means serious riding will be limited mostly to indoors. But as […]


Moving On

by DFS-Pet-Blog on October 18, 2010

After much thought, an old horse awaits a new home where she’ll work with special needs children, and a younger horse gets a new home.