Horse Culture

and Lifestyle

Improving rider asymmetry. Pressure pads under saddle to measure rider imbalance.

If you were an imbalanced rider, wouldn’t you notice that? Not necessarily, scientists say. People usually feel their own natural asymmetry as symmetrical. Their horses, however, would notice—managing uneven weight across their backs which might even make them compensate by becoming asymmetrical themselves. “For the welfare of the horse, it’sRead More →

horse human interactions

Every year, 20 Australians lose their lives to horse-related incidents, and hundreds more are hospitalized. But according to an industrial safety risk management specialist, it doesn’t have to be that way. If people in the horse industry followed the example of other high-risk industries and sports like mining, construction, andRead More →

How to take action

Ok, here it goes, I am saying the ‘P’ word… Procrastination! How often do we know we have to do something but we don’t do it? Or on the contrary, how often do we know that we SHOULDN’T do something but we still do it? One is procrastinating and theRead More →

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We can ride with focus or we can ride while being distracted. The difference will be enormous. The distractions can come from your mind as well as from your environment. Here’s a three-step mindset strategy to help you developing focus. First step: The first step in improving your focus whileRead More →

©42beats photography

On our September-October 2019 issue cover is a portrait by Olya Tutova of 42beats, of Michelle Lando and her home-bred Arabian Riding Pony foal, Kasskade WA (a.k.a. Max). Now rising two and destined to be Michelle’s daughter Elouise’s next saddle horse, Max is out of her own purebred Arabian mareRead More →

Do you know when you are doing a good job or do you rely on others telling you that you are? In my experience, many riders don’t trust themselves and, therefore, keep looking and craving other people’s praise. This in itself is not a bad thing, it just becomes hardRead More →