In this episode, Jec Ballou invites Amy Skinner to the regular segment, the Coaches’ Corner, to help answer a question from listener Nina in Maine.
Nina has a lovely, older mare named Casey. It’s often a battle just to step up into the saddle and Nina would like suggestions for making the mounting less stressful for both horse and rider.
Jec and Amy break things down and offer lots of suggestions.
You can check out Amy’s work here and, of course, you can find Jec here. Amy is a Best Horse Practices Summit presenter and author of To Catch a Horse: Finding the Heart of Your Horsemanship.
Also in this episode, Maddy Butcher discusses the advantages of introducing novelty to your horses. It’s a fun look at the brain science behind good learning and keeping things fresh and interesting.
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