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Morrow Ranch – Encouraging Vital Relationships

Photo by Morrow Ranch

Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources. Go to www.CHA.Horse for more information.   Horses have a special way of connecting with young people. Now kids can enjoy week-long camp adventures where they are …

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Understanding Pressure – Three Forms of Pressure in Horse Training

Horses can be taught to move into pressure. Photo by Teddy Franke.

Pressure plays an important role in the life of a horse. Horsemen have capitalized on the use of pressure and its corresponding release for centuries. Horses can be taught to move off of pressure or to strain mightily against it. In this article we will talk mostly about teaching them …

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Teaching Timing

This month I want to talk to riding instructors — people who teach other people to ride from the middle of the ring — as opposed to trainers who teach the horse. Whether your client is horse or human, a key ingredient in training or riding is timing. The skilled, …

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