tips for riding a cantering horse with confidence

Riding the Canter: Tips To Cue, Relax, Correct, and Enjoy

The canter can be a hard gait to learn, and the speed that accompanies the gait can bring anxiety for many beginning riders. In this article, we’ll talk about: cuing your horse to canter relaxing as you transition into the canter sitting correctly in the saddle so you feel secure and connected and how to know…

Breaking Horses to Drive and Pull a Cart

  Curly horses are well suited to work in harness pulling carts. In this post I’ve collected a few shots of our horses working in harness. In this first series of photos, curly leopard appaloosa stallion Spot O Rust is shown pulling a training cart.          The photo below shows a grey…

How to Use a Bridle with Full Cheek Snaffle Bit and Keepers

This photograph shows a closeup of a photo of a full cheek snaffle bit in a horse’s mouth. The sides of the bit are tucked into the leather loops of a piece of tack known as a “keeper”.   The leather keeper helps stabilize the bit in the horse’s mouth. With the cheek connected to…