"Softness is the result of mutual communication and understanding.  Understanding requires education and thought."

It only takes three repetitions for a horse to learn something, this goes for positive or negative behaviors. It’s easy for horses (and humans let’s be honest) to settle into routines and habits regardless of whether it is beneficial for us in the long there, a lot of the time some of these habits may […]

How to FIX Pacing: Pattern Interruption for Anxious Horses

July 13, 2023

It is so easy to blame everything our horses do on bad behavior or just “how our horse is”. But I want to challenge a mindset shift to increase awareness about how our horses respond to the stimuli and situations we put them in daily. Most of the time, there is a reason for the […]

Finding the cause to everyday problems…

July 10, 2023

Equestrians are one of the most determined, dedicated, and tough people I’ve ever met. We spend hours practicing the physical aspect of horses. Whether we jump through grids, work on our core strength, lift hay bales…or even try and get ALL of our tack from the trailer to the barn in one go. Superwomen. Supermen. […]

Mental Training Tips for Equestrians

March 7, 2022

Wondering what to get your riding instructor for Christmas? Birthday? Or just a huge thank you? Here are ideas straight from another professional! Staying warm while teaching is one of the hardest things instructors struggle with in the winter! It’s perfect for the riders, just cool enough for them to warm up with movement, but […]

5 Gifts for your Riding Instructor!

December 16, 2021

Expect MORE from your horse – Stop making excuses for lack of training. Horses are a lot smarter than most people give them credit for. They are incredibly skilled in evaluating situations, noticing patterns, and have a keen sense of the environment around them and they learn by habit how to respond to that environment […]

Expect More From Your Horse!

November 25, 2021

The key to CONFIDENCE… Confidence is a word I hear a lot as a primarily “natural horsemanship” trainer, and lack of confidence is the primary reason a lot of people seek my expertise. Lack of confidence, lack of understanding, and fear are the top reasons a horse will act outside of the box we place […]

The Secret to Equine Confidence!

November 25, 2021

Do nothing… more… There is a rotation I go through with all the horses that usually adds up to heavy weeks on fitness, some heavy on skills, and some heavy on doing close to nothing compared to cultural standards.  But over the years I’ve found that in a lot of way’s, doing NOTHING almost gives […]

Do Nothing With Your Horse…

November 25, 2021

If your horse does this, He’s bolting with you! Bolting is that scary word that strikes fear into every equestrian on the planet.  Even if you’ve ridden a horse REALLY bolting multiple times, I don’t know anyone, not even professionals that love the feeling. When your horse takes the bit and you just know all […]

When leading is bolting…

November 25, 2021

Level Up Your Leading Do you want to level up your relationship and communication with your horse? One of the best way’s to do that is by practicing excellence with leading. Here are some tests to help guide you to excellence!  Can you lead from different distances on your lead rope? Can your horse trot […]

Level Up Your Communication By Practicing This Skill! Hint: You Do It EVERY DAY!

November 25, 2021

The Power of Patience: How to teach your horse to stand tied in 5 easy steps! Unpopular opinion: Tie your horse up daily.  One day, their life and safety depends on their ability to stand tied, to be patient, and to wait willingly until asked otherwise.   This is the same as children learning to sit […]

Teaching Your Horse to Tie in 5 Easy Steps

November 25, 2021


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