There’s no App for this…

There’s no App for this… Like a carpenter or mechanic, we also use tools when we train our horses. In our field, however, our most important tools are our hands and our minds. A fancy new halter or some other shiny new piece of equipment is not a fix-all and will never be able

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Vista Verde ranch in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

Let’s face it, most horse riders at some point have wanted to work on the ranch. Something is intoxicating about the Western way of riding and incredible skill that is tempting to most of us in the UK, but what hat does it take to make a wrangler on one of America’s most popular

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5 tips from the Tokyo medaillist dressage

1. If the horse isn’t on the aids, the flying changes are doomed There probably isn’t a rider on the planet who hasn’t struggled with changes at some point or some point in the future. Those pesky little skipping steps might look lovely and fluent, but they’re often a big hurdle to overcome in

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 Horse whisperer Carol Sharpe, Nihi – Sumba

Can you tell us a little bit about your history at Sumba and how you came to be involved? I first came to Nihi in 2013. My husband was working on a project with the hotel. He encouraged me to join him on this forgotten island and of course I fell head over heels

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Mental Athletics

“All riders deal with similar mental obstacles and mental toughness is a skill that can developed and improved to overcome them” – an interview with Gilead (Gil) Friedman of Mental Athletics How did you get involved in the equestrian world? Did you grow up around horses? I was born in the U.S. but came

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