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exercises to open hips for horse riding
Riding
Nicky Ellis

Exercises To Open Your Hips For Horse Riding

To be a successful rider, you must have an independent seat. This is the result of a combination of suppleness and stability and can be attained by staying fit and by performing focused exercises to improve the flexibility of your joints. Supple, flexible joints allow you to move in rhythm with your horse. This improves

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how to teach flying lead changes
Training
Nicky Ellis

How To Teach Flying Lead Changes

If you’re serious about advancing in any one of the major horseback riding disciplines such as working cattle, barrel racing, reining, jumping, hunting and dressage, you and your horse must be fully comfortable and masterful at flying lead changes. What is the flying lead change, and how can you and your horse go about learning

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miniature horse training tips
Training
Nicky Ellis

Top 7 Miniature Horse Training Tips

Many people believe that because miniature horses are so small and cute, they don’t really need comprehensive horse training. This is a big mistake! If you’re going to take on a miniature horse, you need to be prepared to train it just as you would a full-sized horse. A well trained miniature horse can be

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how to teach a horse to side pass
Training
Nicky Ellis

How To Teach A Horse To Side Pass

If you just ride casually for pleasure you may not know what the side pass (a.k.a.: full pass) is, and/or you may believe that it’s something you don’t need to know about; however, this is not true. Side passing, in which your horse moves directly to one side or the other in response to your

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training an older horse
Training
Nicky Ellis

What You Need To Know About Training An Older Horse

Many people, even professional horse trainers, believe that once a horse passes a certain age, it can no longer be trained. This is really not the case. Horses of all ages can be trained, but it’s important to understand the horse’s history and background in order to know the right approach. It can be challenging

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Get To Know Your Horse
Training
Nicky Ellis

What’s The Best Way To Pet A Horse [8 Useful Tips]?

If you’re new to horses, understanding how to approach and interact with a horse is one of the first and most important things that you should learn. In this article, we explain some of the concepts surrounding approaching, interacting with and successfully petting horses. Read on to learn more on how to pet a horse.

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