Author: stefreinhold

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A Balanced Saddle

Why a Balanced Saddle Matters “Love this saddle, fits every horse!” Have you ever heard someone say that? I have, and it makes me cringe. While certain horse types share similar features (e.g. the...

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Rhythm – You’ve Gotta Have It!

How to discover your rhythm and keep up with your horse We all have heard riding instructors say to ‘get out of our horse’s way’. This can mean many things, from soft hands to...

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Old School Grooming

Grooming Like an Old-school Pro. Horses have been around for a lot longer than our modern conveniences like horse vacuums and show sheen spray. While we can be grateful to have access to these...

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Safe & Fun: Carrot Stretches!

Stretching with the aid of a treat – usually carrots – is a great way to keep your horse flexible without causing any damage. So-called “Carrot Stretches” can be found all over YouTube and...

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Teaching ‘the Seat’

The (nearly) lost art of teaching fundamental concepts When it comes to riding instruction – especially around the difficult task of teach ‘the seat’ – how would you finish the sentence: “I wish….”??? I...

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5 Ways to Practice Gratitude

…In the Barn & Beyond Gratitude. It’s been quite a few years that this powerful concept – thousands of years in the making – has moved into the spotlight of our consciousness. From Oprah...