The Art of Restarting Horses by Mark Rashid

In his new book, The Art of Restarting Horses--internationally acclaimed horseman, Mark Rashid, says that horses who received inadequate training the first time around need to be restarted before they can become “willing partners” for  human beings. Horses are a lot like people. When there are gaps in understanding particularly...

TRAINING--Why Does This Sport We Love So Much Stress Us, Worry Us, Even Scare Us?

by Andrea Monsarrat Waldo, psychotherapist and award-winning rider We All Possess A “Lizard Brain” and a “Rational Brain.” We Need to Tame our “Lizard Brain” to Unlock Our Riding Potential.  Here Are StressLess Techniques for Conquering Fear, Improving Performance and Finding Focused Calm Recovering from the Big One This chapter...

TRAINING -Sensitize or Desensitize by Clinton Anderson

The balance ratio you need between sensitizing and desensitizing depends on a horse's temperament, but all horses need exercises doing both. Desensitizing the horse does not cause him to lose any of his responsiveness—it just makes him calmer, quieter, and less likely to spook and react to movement around him....