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horse gaits explained
Riding
Nicky Ellis

Horse Gaits Explained: Categories, Gaited Horses, Etc.

It can be difficult to understand all of the different terminology that applies to horsemanship. One of the most confusing topics is horse gaits. In this article, we briefly explain the several different groups of gaits and provide resources to help you sound like an old hand when speaking of horses’ gaits. Read on to

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Horse Gait Definitions
Riding
Nicky Ellis

Riding Your Horse Bareback

If you’ve only ever ridden with the saddle, you don’t actually know how to ride. That may seem like a dramatic statement, but there is a huge difference between learning how to ride with the saddle and learning how to ride with just a horse. When you ride bareback you are in close contact with

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horse expressions and what they mean
Training
Nicky Ellis

Horse Expressions And What They Mean

These days, many people seem to think of horses as vehicles rather than as living beings. The fact is, the difference between a great horse man or woman and a poor one is the ability to communicate with your horse and to understand what your horses saying to you. Horses communicate through a complex combination

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how far can a horse travel in a day
Riding
Nicky Ellis

How Far Can A Horse Travel In A Day?

If you’re thinking about trail riding or just going out for a long ride in your area, you may wonder how far your horse can travel in a day. The distance your horse can cover in a day depends on a lot of different factors, including: The condition and fitness of other horses that may

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how fast do you want to go
Riding
Suzanne Bennett

How To Canter A Horse For The First Time In Pleasure Riding

There are lots of articles online that give step-by-step instructions on how to canter a horse for the first time, and quite frankly they all read like trigonometry texts to me. I believe all of these articles are geared toward working with lesson horses or stable horses in an arena environment, and that is just

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fun things to do with your horse while riding
Riding
Nicky Ellis

15 Fun Things You Can Do With Your Horse While Riding

If you’re not able to get out and ride trails or go on little adventures regularly with your horse, you may find yourself getting bored with riding in an arena. When this happens, it’s wise to keep in mind that the way to change your experience is to change your approach. In this article, we

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