When it comes to fitness, are you an equal partner for your horse?

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She works with owner/operator Jim Thomas as a trainer at Bar T Horsemanship where she rides and teaches English and Western. She also maintains Essence Horsemanship. Skinner […]

Savitsky and Ballou on rider fitness

As part of our Focus on Fitness, we spoke with accomplished riders and teachers, Christina Savitsky and Jec Aristotle Ballou. When not running a ranch and raising a family, Christina Savitsky is busy with Buckaroo Balance clients. Buckaroo Balance combines good riding with therapy, mindfulness, […]

Beth Austin weighs in on rider fitness & core strength

As part of our Focus on Fitness, we spoke with accomplished physical therapist, Beth Austin, of Santa Cruz, California. A runner and dancer, Austin rode often as a girl and has an excellent sense of the horse-rider partnership. The therapist and seminar leader works with […]

Rider Fitness

We have a huge selection of articles dedicated to Rider Fitness Read features from an exclusive group of horsemen and women: Dr. Steve Peters Randy Rieman Ellen Eckstein Amy Skinner Jim Thomas Martin Black Russ & Marsha Jones, accomplished riders from Wolverine, Michigan Confessions of […]

The Making of Good Teachers and Students

Editor’s Note: Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to ride Western. She’s been riding both disciplines for the last twenty years and is a regular guest columnist for […]

Our Bodies Can Limit Horse Movements

Editor’s Note: With the publication of Diagnosis Offers Eureka Moment, we heard from two accomplished riders with spine conditions. Julie Wilson has spinal stenosis, a narrowing of spaces within the spinal canal, which puts pressure on the nerves traveling through the spine. She was diagnosed in her 60’s. […]

My Horse Won’t Go!

Editor’s Note: Amy Skinner is a regular guest columnist and has been a horse gal since age six. She will present with fellow trainer and rider, Katrin Silva, at the Best Horse Practices Summit. Skinner rides and teaches dressage and Western. Skinner has studied at […]

New Summit Offering: Stepping Up

The Best Horse Practices Summit is charged with giving attendees tools to improve their horsemanship. This year, our presenters will undoubtedly send you home with new ideas and skills to advance your horse work. But what about your state of mind? How’s your confidence when […]

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BestHorsePractices BALANCING SENSE AND SCIENCE The Making of Good Teachers and Students Editor’s Note: Best Horse Practices Summit presenter Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to ride Western. She’s been riding both disciplines […]

Best Horse Practices Summit Schedule is Here!

The Best Horse Practices Summit Schedule: (Please be patient as this schedule is subject to minor changes. Details and links coming soon.) Register here Sunday, October 8, 4-9 pm: Welcome Reception and Sign In Join us at the historic Strater Hotel to sign in and […]