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Kids on the Trail

By Stan Walchuk, Jr. - We always talk about doing things right - the right training, riding method, gear, and discipline – but there is no escaping the fact that kids will be kids. They do not have the physical size and strength of an adult, the same ability to discipline, the same control, or the same focus and concentration to work through issues.

Bridling the Western Horse

With Kathy Slack - Just started out riding? Looking for tips for bridling a horse for the Western disciplines? Kathy Slack guides you through the process, step by step, in this comprehensive, easy to follow video tutorial.

Saddling the Western Horse

With Kathy Slack - Just started out riding? Looking for tips for saddling a horse for the Western disciplines? Kathy Slack guides you through the process, step by step, in this comprehensive, easy to follow video tutorial.

Treats in Horse Training

By Lindsay Grice - Although food rewards can definitely reinforce a lesson, in my experience the drawbacks of using food rewards far exceed the benefits. While it is important to reward horses to affirm every correct response, I feel there are other more valuable ways of doing so.

By Jess Hallas-Kilcoyne - Every young horse girl dreams of total immersion in equestrian activities, but often school and other recreational activities interfere. Students at Queen Margaret’s School (QMS), in Duncan, BC, no longer have to choose between their passion for horses and excellence in academics.

By Lindsay Grice - It’s important to keep it very simple when coaching children. I usually give the young ones only two or three things to think about before their class. I give the student specific word pictures as guidelines that are easily understood.

A Good Minded Horse

By Lindsay Grice - A good minded horse is a must for any novice rider. We can be easily swayed by a beautiful mover or an attractive package, but a good minded horse will often rise to the top because of his reliability and consistency.
I have had the opportunity to work with many really good minded horses over the years.

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