The Down and Dirty on Riding Downhill

Balance for Horse and Rider is Key By Jill Holdal with Julie Lewis-Schot     The thought of riding downhill strikes fear into many riders. Steep terrain can be intimidating when the horse and rider are unprepared. Training is important, but properly fitted tack should be the first place to start troubleshooting if you are … Read More

Spare My Knees, Please!

February 2018

Train for Narrow Places on the Trail by Jill Holdal with Julie Lewis Schot   It’s common to encounter knee-knocking narrow points on the trail. If your horse rams your legs into trees, rushes through tight spots, or simply refuses them, your safety may be at risk. Trainer Jill Holdal employs an exercise she calls … Read More