Media Barn: Book Review – Essential Horse Speak

Essential Horse Speak
Image Courtesy Sharon Wilsie

Author: Sharon Wilsie Continuing the Conversation Sharon Wilsie’s first book Horse Speak: The Equine–Human Translation Guide broke new ground for anyone who works with horses. It provided a practical system to listen and talk to horses in their language instead of expecting them to understand ours. Now with this second book, Essential …

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Trainer’s Profile: Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey

samantha harvey
Photo Courtesy Samantha Harvey

Sand Point, Idaho Trainer Helps Students Recognize What Their Horses are Saying What is the name of your business? Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey Where are you located?  The Equestrian Center in Sandpoint, Idaho.  How many years have you been in business? 20 years. What kinds of training do you …

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Trainer’s Corner: How to Ride a Good Circle

Trainer's Corner: How to Ride a Good Circle
Ideally, a ranch horse will travel with forward movement, ridden with light contact on a relatively loose rein. Image Courtesy Matt Livengood.

Ranch Riding Exercises for Connecting with Your Horse Ranch Riding competitions promote the athletic ability and versatility of a ranch-style horse. As both a judge and a trainer/clinician I’m going to give you a few tips that will help you develop your horse’s ability to work at a forward, working …

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Take Julie Goodnight’s Quiz to Learn your Horse’s Skill Set for Training

Find a Horse’s Present Skills to Set the Right Training Goals for the Future SALIDA, Colorado, May 26, 2022—It’s hard to know where you’re going without knowing where you’ve been—and where you are right now⁠. Nothing is more true when it comes to training horses. Julie Goodnight developed a revealing …

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Travis Logan of Clear Cut Horsemanship – Creston, Washington Trainer Keeps it Simple while Giving Horses and Riders a Solid Foundation

“I believe in keeping things simple and clear for both horse and rider.” - Travis Logan. All photos by Clear Cut Horsemanship

There is one sure way to be successful in business: provide people with something they need that’s in short supply. In the horse business, that “something” is capable colt starters. Throughout the Pacific Northwest (and beyond) owners of young horses are discovering how difficult it is to find a trainer …

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