Have a Question? Ask The Experts!

The Northwest Horse Source invites you to “Ask The Experts” any equine-related question. We have several experts in various disciplines, from trainers to veterinarians, to help answer your questions. NW Horse SourceThe Northwest Horse Source is an independently owned and operated print and online magazine for horse owners and enthusiasts of …

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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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Riding Fear Free – Performance Horses and Fear

Fear

Getting Past Fear While Staying Competitive by Laura Daley   When you have a performance horse and you are dealing with fear issues, it is important to make a list of priorities and specific lesson plans. This will help you overcome fear while still keeping your performance horse competitive. Depending …

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