Mastering The Three Seats

Thanks to www.horse-canada.com for this great article! Written by: Jessica Lefroy There are three seats a rider should master to become effective and versatile – the full seat, the half seat, and the deep seat. Laura Tidball-Balisky describes each and when they can best be utilized. There are three seats a rider should master to become effective and versatile – […] Continue Reading

How not to end up with an inappropriate horse for your child.

Another great Article from rantingsofahorsemom.com When Horses Aren't Fun: How not to end up with an inappropriate mount for your child. I suppose there are many times we question our involvement with horses, especially during a New England winter!  But my topic today centers on the pain of choosing the wrong horse.  Too often a parent is willing to buy [...] Continue Reading

Does Your Parent Complain About The Cost Of Your Horse?

Another great Article from Luckyhartminiatures.com For parents who complain about the cost of horses... By luckyhart Very often we hear parents at the riding school complain about the cost of horses. While we know they eat a hole in the pocket, a father recently shared why he forks out for the animals. We’ve copied this from Facebook and definitely think [...] Continue Reading

What Does Your Riding Instructor Always Say?

We Know you have heard us say it before..... We found this great article at www.thespruce.com and thought we would share it with our riders! The horse-world has its own language and you'll begin hearing new words and phrases as soon as you enter a stable. When you start taking riding lessons, you'll hear some phrases very frequently as your coach [...] Continue Reading

Congratulations To Our 4H Show Winners! May 7-8

Congratulations To Our Trish Franks Riding School Students again!!   These young riders did an amazing job this weekend at The 4H Show. A Big Congratulations to Sofia Riding Kit Kat and Her Clean Sweep High Point Win! Trish Franks Riding School, Brenwood, near Nashville TN. – “We teach safe horsemanship to horse-loving children in a safe, healthy environment, regardless of […] Continue Reading

Develop Your Eye For Distances To The Jump

Q: I ride a wonderful horse, but I just can’t seem to get a consistent and correct distance to the jump. My horse is adjustable, so the chips and long spots are usually my fault. What exercises do you recommend to help me better my eye? A: “Most of the problems riders face when it comes to distances stem from […] Continue Reading

Horse Leasing FAQS

A great article on Leasing from the HorseChannel.com Horse leasing has always been popular, both for the horse owner and the lessee.  The owner gets relief from the financial aspects or horse ownership and, in many cases, gets the satisfaction of knowing that the horse is being ridden or shown by someone will do a good job, so value is […] Continue Reading

Q: How long should my stirrups be for flatwork and jumping?

We found this article from www.horsechannel.com very helpful: A: Stirrup length, as it turns out, is a very variable and personal choice. Some riders feel more secure with stirrups that would feel jockey-length to other riders. As a general starting point, take your feet out of the stirrups after you’ve warmed up your horse a bit and allow your legs to […] Continue Reading

Steps to Finding the Right Horse

By Kara L. Stewart | April 2, 2015 You can avoid all the potential mismatch agony by picking the right horse from the beginning. Here are some tips. Take a trusted and experienced horse trainer or instructor with you to evaluate the horse. Don’t let emotions rule your decision. Take your time. Ride the horse several times if possible. Be […] Continue Reading

GUIDE TO CHOOSING A BOARDING STABLE

Great article from www.horse-canada.com: Handing over the reins to someone to care for your horse is comparable to handing over your child to a daycare – it can be emotionally challenging. Even when you do find a great home for your equine partner, things can change in the blink of an eye: personal situations arise, riding goals change, sudden injuries […] Continue Reading

Overcoming Fear of Fence Height When Riding

Great Article found in http://www.horsecollaborative.com/ Fear of fence height is pretty normal. Most horses and riders who jump at all are comfortable at two feet, because most horses can almost walk over two feet. (This starts with the assumption that the rider is fairly comfortable at the trot and canter, at least on the right, “steady” horse.) 2’3″ and 2’6″ […] Continue Reading

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