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The Free Horse The Free Horse

The Free Horse

By Nikki Alvin-Smith

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Sounds good doesn’t it? Well. Free always does.

The Rein Back The Rein Back

The Rein Back

~ Going Backwards to Progress Forwards - By Nikki Alvin-Smith

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Is your horse truly submissive and obedient? Is your horse truly forward and does the action of the rein go through his whole body equally on both sides. If the answer to these questions is a resounding yes, then the rein back will be easy to achieve and show artistry and engagement. It is an extremely beneficial exercise for the horse when...
My Horse is Afraid of Me My Horse is Afraid of Me

My Horse is Afraid of Me

An Arab mare arrived for retraining with a disturbingly common problem of fear and distrust of people.   My barn is often the last stop...
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Endurance Riding Endurance Riding

Endurance Riding

By Sarah Milicia  Endurance riding is an equestrian sport based on controlled long distance races. There are two main types of...
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What Every Horse Needs, Period. What Every Horse Needs, Period.

What Every Horse Needs, Period.

The horse world is cluttered with feeds, supplements, and remedies all promising a better, “new and improved” horse. While many such...
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