If your horse is calm with you – that might be fine if you are hanging out with him in the pasture. For practical riding though, it’s not enough. In this case your horse needs to find peace – that is safety, comfort and trust – as a function of your leadership, particularly when that is put to the test in a real-life environment.
Survival in the back country on horseback depends on being prepared. Consider these simple tips from an experienced survival expert.
For decades, locals have maintained trails through and around private acreages, crown land, forestry lands, and beaches. Increasingly, access to these informal trails is being cut off by residential subdivisions. How do we preserve these trails for equestrian use?
As we left the dim lights of the village and headed into the black, the night became magical. The rustling of the warm breeze in the trees, the soft thuds of hooves, the relaxed blowing of horses, the sighs of riders.
Peace Country in Alberta welcomes a new equestrian campground. This article details the success of the project and all the details that go into creating a new facility for equestrian use.
One amazing place to ride was in Calgary. With my horse Koko, I found the magic of fun and explored a riding paradise in Calgary. With the right training a horse was given a career in long distance riding that suited both the horse and owner and brought back memories of The Black Stallion book and movie and how wonderful a relationship could be with a horse.
Why would any trail rider worth their salt want to divulge the location of their most favourite staging area and trails?
Next thing I know I’m out of the saddle, onto her neck, and then sailing through the air and right into a tree. I lay there on the side of the trail trying to breathe. When I hit the tree I collapsed my lung and broke 10 ribs (5-11 were flail), broke my collar bone, and fractured my scapula in three places.
While it is crucial to have your horse gymnastically trained, your English trail horse will benefit greatly from real world riding.
You’re horse’s senses are much more refined than yours. They can detect a mountain lion way before you can!