Do a crazy dance to find your neutral pelvic position!

I want to share with you an exercise you can do in the warmth of your home to find your neutral pelvic position. It’s time to get gussied up, break out those chinks or armitas, your tall boots & your spurs, the more garb you have on for this exercise the more entertaining it is!! OK so got your craziest duds on? We’re going to start by pointing your seat bones straight back behind...
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How important IS saddle fit?

Perfection is fleeting.  The only constant is change Just this summer I have witnessed 3 different horses have dramatic ‘behavioral’ changes when saddle fit was addressed. Here are a few stories for you, if you’re not in the mood for story-time just skip down to the Q & A section: Large paint gelding who has been bearing his teeth & biting other horses specifically on...
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Building Confidence in Costa Rica

Building confidence around horses is an on-going challenge for many of us.  Figuring out where your fears steam from is key to conquering them (see Circle of Trust blog). Is your seat not as deep & secure as you would like it to be? (who wouldn’t want to improve that right!??) Are you quick to react or over-react? (I’m a bit jumpy myself) Is there a specific location you had a...
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Undeniable communication

I purchased a new horse a few months ago, I was SO embarrassed about her body condition when I got her I didn’t even post pictures.  I knew I was getting a ‘project’ but I was confident I could get some ranch work done while I taught her a few things.  I was hoping I’d fall in love, but if I didn’t I was confident I could find her a good home. When she arrived here at the ranch she...
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Survey & a chance to win!!

Have you ever wished choosing a saddle was as easy as Cosmo makes buying jeans??!? You know the articles I’m talking about….If you are a pear shape, avoid small pockets or no pockets, look for straight leg blah blah blah… Well, I hope to create some guidelines for us when we’re saddle shopping! I have some awesome case studies but I’m looking to add some numbers to...
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Saddle Fit by the Season

Finding a saddle to fit a specific horse is like finding a pair of jeans that will fit you for 10 years. Not going to happen, but with the right combination of pads a good quality saddle can fit your horse for years to come & all the seasons in-between.
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