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Want to stop a horse from diving for grass?

You don’t have to “keep your horses attention” or “be more interesting” or “get your horse to focus on you instead of the grass” to have a horse who won’t dive or pull on the rope or reins to snatch for grass. You don’t even need to train them not to eat grass while wearing […]

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#1 Exercise to Help a Barn Sour Horse

Does your horse ever get anxious or ‘disconnected’ when you take him or her away from the herd, or barn sour at leaving their comfort zone? It can be frightening, dangerous, or just irritating or embarrassing – but it’s only natural for horses to feel separation anxiety. The trick is to understand what causes them […]

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7 Tips to Ride with a Soft and Following Hand

A big part of learning how to ride a horse is learning how to have a soft and following ‘hand.’ In this article, I’ll share with you the 7 things I find I have to go over with every new student, regardless of their level or riding experience. I cover exactly how to use your […]

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What is Connection and How to Bond with a Horse

It was always my dream to have a special connection with a horse. To have the kind of bond with a horse like the Black stallion and his boy. A horse who comes when I call, waits for me at the gate and respond to my thoughts. A horse who greets me with a nicker, […]

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Go Beyond Natural Horsemanship, to Dialogue

My approach goes way beyond natural horsemanship. Would you like to know how to use less pressure and more subtle body language? Or how to harness the power of your personal electromagnetic field to create a near-telepathic level of ‘invisible aids’ that will magnetize any horse to you? Those are completely achievable dreams – and you don’t […]

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How to Hold the Reins When Riding a Horse

Over the years, I can’t tell you how many lessons I’ve taught on how to hold the reins when riding a horse. What I share below will apply whether you ride English or Western, ride with a double bridle, or bit-less. These tips will also help you whether you use rope reins or split reins, […]

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How to Keep a New Years Resolution

Let’s be real for a sec… you KNOW that about 95% of New Year’s resolutions go out the window by mid-Feb, right? And that’s nobody’s fault – it’s just that old habits are hard to break, and new habits are hard to build… I learned this from my horse training and somatics practice, but it’s […]

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5 Reasons to try Dancing with Horses

I’m always looking for new things to do with my herd, but dancing with horses? When I’m not riding, I spend a lot of time at Liberty with my herd, and sometimes I felt like I could be doing more… Over the last few years, I’ve been lucky to befriend and work with JoAnna Mendl […]

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A Somatic Approach to Horsemanship – Finding the Reset

This blog post is an excerpt from my 1st eBook: How to Invite an InterSpecies Dialogue – The Five Agreements of A Somatic Approach to Horsemanship™ (click to get your free ebook download). Throughout my 25+ years with horses, my specialties have emerged as working with difficult horses – horses who are difficult to train, […]