When ‘Head Down’ cues are wrong

As owners and riders, we have the privilege of teaching our horses lots of nifty movements and exercises. We can do it with force and intimidation, with treats and sweets, or with the concept of partnership in which horses will: appreciate a relationship of trust […]

Learning to Connect!

Remember the teacher in Peanuts cartoons? She of the trombone voice? Wahwahwahwah. Her lectures left some sleepy and others bewildered. Consider the complexity of the teacher-student connection: the thought in the teacher’s brain, turned into words, then heard and interpreted by students. Is it any […]

Emotion & Intellect in horsework

Editor’s Note: We welcome Shelley Appleton as a guest columnist for BestHorsePractices. Her articles are part of a body of work dedicated to horsemanship knowledge and self-improvement called: Learning to Connect. Appleton is a lecturer at the School of Pharmacy at Curtin University in Bentley, […]

The Jones

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Ellen Eckstein

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Martin Black

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Jim Thomas

About this Fitness segment: BestHorsePractices is dedicating a entire section of this year’s password-protected Remuda Reader pages to Rider Fitness. To subscribe, CLICK HERE. Rider Fitness contributors: Dr. Steve Peters Ellen Eckstein Amy Skinner Randy Rieman Martin Black Russ & Marsha Jones, accomplished riders from […]

Dr. Steve Peters

BestHorsePractices is dedicating a entire section to Rider Fitness. Randy Rieman Ellen Eckstein Amy Skinner Jim Thomas Martin Black Russ & Marsha Jones, accomplished riders from Wolverine, Michigan Stay tuned for upcoming features from: Beth Austin, renowned physical therapist Christina Savitsky, founder of Buckaroo Balance […]

2016

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2015

Here are links to our 2015 Remuda Reader features: Steve & Leslie Dorrance, part I Steve & Leslie Dorrance, part II Randy Rieman, part I Randy Rieman, part II Randy Rieman, part III Randy Rieman, part IV Randy Rieman, part V Remedial Repro Lameness Biosecurity […]