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Send us your question and we’ll select the best expert for you. NW Horse SourceThe Northwest Horse Source is an independently owned and operated print and online magazine for horse owners and enthusiasts of all breeds and disciplines in the Pacific Northwest. Our contemporary editorial columns are predominantly written by experts …

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Riding Fear Free – The Importance of a Healthy Horse

by Laura Daley   Having a healthy equine partner is vital to helping an insecure rider overcome fear. Most people don’t realize that having a horse with a chronic illness or injury can really erode confidence and the ability to ride well. Fearful riders who have to constantly interrupt lessons, …

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Riding Fear Free – Emotional Training for Horse and Rider

Training

by Laura Daley   Training, by definition, is: the act to form by instruction, discipline or drill, to teach so as to make fit, qualified or proficient, to undergo instruction, discipline or drill. Instruction and practice is good for both the horse and horseman. A training schedule helps with setting …

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Riding Fear Free – Educational Opportunities for the Fearful Rider

by Laura Daley   A good horse owner knows what it takes to maintain care and control over their own horse. Good horsemanship is the study of the required skills for training and handling of a horse. With study and training, fearful riders can go a long way toward overcoming …

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