BUILDING CONFIDENCE AFTER A HORSE RIDING ACCIDENT

"When I was recovering from my horse riding accident in 2006, I was reluctant to tell people how I was feeling for fear of judgement and embarrassment, yet, when I opened up about my situation to the people I trusted, I made rapid progress." Helen O'Hanlon - Guest Blogger.

STARTING HORSES WITH THE RIGHT SADDLE…

Making decisions for developing a young horse's riding career is never easy. Choices have consequences! Make the right ones...

3 FACTORS INFLUENCING YOUR HORSE’S PERFORMANCE

No matter where you are on your riding journey, beginner through expert, there are 3 key factors influencing your horse’s performance. 1. The Horse. 2. Saddle & Pad. 3. The Rider. These 3 things have a critical relationship. While each one is extremely important independently, when combined, they are essential to your horse’s soundness, happiness, and progress.

BEFORE & AFTER – SADDLE MAKEOVERS

Our Before and After footage is most often taken on the SAME DAY with the SAME HORSE and the SAME RIDER. Yes. The changes we show are practically INSTANTANEOUS - which is even more powerful.

PRO TIP ON POSTURE FOR HORSE AND RIDER…

Without a proper seat, even a great saddle will not allow your horse to move with a natural balance and harmony. So, if you are dedicated to a true partnership with your horse, then you have to look at yourself and your posture. - Janice Dulak pilatesfordressage.com

NEGOTIATING WITH HORSES

Riding horses never happens without Negotiation… We should be good at it! Negotiating is something we do each and every day! With our children, our spouses, our work mates - an endless list. To be a truly good negotiator, knowing what the ‘want’ is for both parties is an important skill to employ.

SADDLE FIT & PERFORMANCE

Enabling your horse to move comfortably, effectively and successfully is your responsibility as a rider regardless of your goals. Whatever “winning” looks like to you, putting yourself and your horse in the best position to ‘achieve’ requires evaluating the equipment used to carry you. Whether striving for prizes or pleasurable dream rides, saddles contribute to or detract from the process.