5 Requirements to Become a Good Horseman According to Harry Chamberlin

An Excerpt From Riding and Schooling by Harry Chamberlin “The correct principles of equitation and horse training are in themselves simple and well defined, and easily within the

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Pony Club Develops Character in Kids

As a professional, I’ve always taught Pony Club Clinics and even helped form a club in the 70s, but I didn’t become fully immersed in Pony Club until

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Signs of a Safe Riding Lesson Program

If you teach beginners you know the importance of developing a safe riding program. Safety is the number one requirement for beginners, but how can you tell if

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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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Get Your Child Involved in a Character Building Horsemanship Program

Ask any horseman and they will tell you the character building benefits to a child who becomes a horseman over flow the feed bucket. The character building benefits your

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Riding Horses Is Different

Teaching beginner riders seems like it should be easy, right? After all, what do you teach? A few safety rules, how to lead a horse, how to mount/dismount,

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I Really, Really Want A Horse! Puleeeeze

What do you do when a student or your child says “I want a horse”? Buying the first horse can feel like jumping into a crater lake when you

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Should You be “Allowed” to Watch Your Child’s Riding Lessons?

Ask- Don’t Assume Before you hand over money to a riding instructor for your child’s first riding lesson find out what their policy is regarding your presence during

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How Long Does It Take To Learn To Ride A Horse?

It’s a question that most riding instructors have had to answer. There’s a simple, one size fits all answer, but it brings to mind a plethora of questions.

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