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Correction vs. Preemption: What is the difference?
In horse training, there is a distinct difference between correcting a mistake and preempting a mistake. Too often, as equestrians, we find ourselves instinctually preempting mistakes before the horse has fully committed to them. At first, it seems logical that preventing a horse from making mistakes will prevent him from…
Desensitizing: Shutting Down vs Calming Down
With all this “natural horsemanship” that has been a growing trend, people just love to desensitize their horses to death. They think that because their horse can stand there quietly while they crack a whip in front of his face it means he’s perfectly calm and “bomb proof.” Hate to…
6 Horse Care Essentials Every Horse Owner Needs
Every horse has different needs, but there are a few horse care essentials that every horse owner should have on hand. Whether you are a trail rider or avid competitor, your horse deserves to have the best care possible, and these six items will help you make sure he gets…