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Episode 52: Bridles, Headstalls, Bits & Reins

[00:00:33] In this season of the podcast I’m talking about tack. Today’s podcast I’m focused on the bridle, which includes the head stall, bit chinstrap and reins. First, I’m gonna give you five things to consider. Then I’m going to answer a listener question that was e-mailed in to me. And finally, I’m going to…

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Episode 52: Tack: Halters, Lead Ropes, Lunge Lines

In this season, I’m going to explain some of the choices in tack and equipment available. I’ll also share what I’m using and why. Today’s focus is some of the items used when leading the horse. Things like halters, lead ropes, and lunge lines. I’m also going to introduce you to a friend of mine…

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Episode 48: Multiple Riders & Training Secrets

One of the things I do on this podcast is answer listener questions. If you have a question you would like to ask or have a topic you would like to hear more about, go to my website and click on the orange tab to the right to leave a voice message. My first question…

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Episode 47: Locking and Unlocking Traits in Your Horse

  I know your horse is smart. Do you know that your horse is smart? I hope you do, because today I’m sharing something that will be incredibly useful to you if you think your horse is smart. If you’re not sure if your horse is smart, you can always go back and listen to…

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Episode 46: 5 Tips for Bringing Up Your Horses Energy

I received a listener question about how to bring up a horse’s energy level. If you have a question you would like answered hit the tab on the right side and leave a voice message. This listener has a thoroughbred who is very obedient but lacks exuberance. She wants to up the energy but doesn’t…

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Episode 45: Whoa! Teaching Your Horse to Stop.

It’s important to be able to stop safely when riding. Having your horse understand different cues for stop can make riding more safe and make the rider more confident. In this episode, I explain the three cues I use for stopping my horse and the magic that it creates when the horse understands all three.…

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Episode 44: How Can I Improve My Horse’s Lope or Canter?

  One of the top issues that I get questions about is improving a lope or canter and doing it safely. In this episode, I use the four square model of the horse’s mind, the horse’s body, rider’s mind, and rider’s body to illustrate some safety precautions for improving your lope and canter. I kick…

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Episode 43: Improving Your Horses Steering

  Have you ever been trail riding and realized that your right leg was passing very close to a tree? Have you pulled the reins to the left, and the horses neck went to the left but your leg still hit the tree? This is because horses don’t always follow their necks. They follow their…

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