Who Doesn’t Love a Cowboy Hat?

Cowboy Hat History and Tradition The modern cowboy hat has evolved from the sombreros Mexican Vaqueros wore. The wide brims gave them protection from the elements while they

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Can You 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 their policy regarding your presence during lessons. Never

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Learning to Ride Horses-Show Them What is Possible

I’ve started a series of Youtube videos for people who are beginning to examine the world of learning to ride horses. I believe the best way to develop

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You Can Help Improve the Riding Instructor

The goal of The Riding Instructor is to provide a resource that encourages instructors and riders with fresh ideas, explaining tradition, discussing hard things, and whatever instructors and

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An Interview on Horsemanship Radio & Rehabbing Horses

I was excited to be interviewed by Debbie Loucks on Horsemanship Radio  for the April 25th show. We discussed teaching, writing, and rehabbing horses. Horsemanship Radio is Monty

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Instructors of Beginner Level Riders are the Foundation

Beginner riding lesson instructors and their programs are the foundation of the horse industry. Here’s why. Business Models There are many models for riding lesson programs ranging from

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10 Things to Improve the Future of the Horse Business

When you hear about things like horse show competitors who can’t ready their own horse, water withheld from horses so they are calmer for their riders, lunging to

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Sharpen Your Eye for Trot Diagonals

I ran across a Facebook discussion about how to tell and how to teach when a rider is on the correct diagonal at the trot, so I thought

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School Commands & Arena Figures for Every Discipline

What are they? School commands have their basis in the military where the need to move many minds in one direction at the same time requires a standard

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Try a Simple Beginner Trot Pole Jumping Lesson for Students or Horses

Download the PDF You can download a pdf of this lesson complete with diagrams. Just click the download button. Simple Trot Pole Jumping Lesson:BEFox:RidingInstructor.netDownload Using trot poles for

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