Back to Grassroots with Horsemanship

Grassroots is the basic, most elementary part of what we do. Think about your lawn for a minute.  If grubs eat the roots of your grass your lawn

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Inclusion in the Equine World

By now you have read the many good articles on inclusion published by The Chronicle of the Horse, Plaid Horse, and across the internet about the Black experience

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Thoughts for Riding Instructors During COVID-19

This is a tough time for riding instructors, especially those for whom teaching is their major source of income. Trying to figure out what to do and what

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What Does Volleyball Have Over Riding Lessons?

Have you ever wondered why parents support kids so strongly in sports like volleyball, yet are willing to cancel their weekly riding lesson? Volleyball at Lower Grades Volleyball,

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I Love Off-the-Track Thoroughbreds- OTTBs

Even though I enjoy several breeds of horses Thoroughbreds have always been my favorite, so I was happy to see The Chronicle of the Horse  devote an issue

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Over-Mounted Beginner Riders – Benefits?

An over-mounted beginning rider can have so many problems that I wonder why any instructor would allow it with their students. A Schooling Show Recently I visited a schooling show

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When the Riding Instructor’s Confidence Falters

 It can be unnerving for an instructor to lose confidence during a lesson, but it happens more often than you might think. I’m not talking about losing confidence

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3 Tips to Help Combat Riding Instructor Burnout

You don’t wake up one morning and suddenly have burnout. Burnout creeps up over time and is a common problem for riding instructors. What is Burnout? Dictionary.com defines

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Sexual Abuse at the Barn-How You Can Help

I commend The Chronicle of the Horse for the articles in the April 9 & 16, 2018 issue which speak out against sexual abuse in the horse industry.

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Horsemanship Life Skills Your Child Will Use as an Adult

I love the fact that riding horses is a healthy physical outdoor activity, but the life skills learned through supervised horsemanship carry farther than becoming fit. By supervised

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