Editor’s Postcard: Seek Out Quality Instruction

Quality Instruction
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Successful Riders are Not Always Good Teachers Recently a video going around social media featured clips of a jumping lesson taught by an elite equestrian to a group of young riders. The trainer, a former world champion, repeatedly berated her students, yelled at them, and at one point said, “Either …

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Gain New Leads Through Our Membership Program

NWHS Member Benefit Program Offers Big Benefits for Program Sponsors! Targeting the right market is one of the biggest concerns for business owners. We’ve helped solve this problem with our Member Benefits Program. By offering a coupon discount on select products and services to our membership, you get access to …

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Media Barn: Ultimate Exercise Routines for Riders

Exercise

Fitness that Fits a Horse-Crazy Lifestyle By Laura Crump Anderson Riders often neglect their own needs to ensure their horses’ are met. Countless dollars go toward massages, chiropractic work, and other therapies that keep our equines performing their best. We carefully schedule their training programs to achieve peak fitness at …

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Rider Wellness: You Can Get Physically Fit this Year!

When it’s cold outside or the footing isn’t good, you can still get your steps in walking with your horse. You’ll both benefit!

Make a Habit of Moving Your Body It’s a new year and the holidays are over. Like many others, you’ve decided it’s time to get in shape or return to your pre-holiday routine. Despite good intentions, many people find it hard to stick to their new plan or get back …

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Rider Wellness: Riders’ Nutrition Concerns

Do for Yourself What You Do for Your Horses As a horse owner, I know the importance of ensuring my horse gets the food he needs and the value of proper equine nutrition. I consider myself lucky that my horse isn’t an easy keeper, so I don’t have to worry …

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Yoga for Riders – Principles and Postures to Improve Your Horsemanship

By Cathy Woods, creator of Body, Mind, Equine Billions of people around the world embrace the practice of yoga. Its lessons in breath control, simple meditation, and specific bodily postures are widely regarded as a means to achieving health and relaxation. Yoga teacher and horsewoman Cathy Woods says that’s not …

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Coaching, Is it for You?

Still in the Saddle A Lifestyle Program for Horsewomen A System Designed to Help You Transform Your Life Around Your Love of Horses Explore a change in your life, and join me in the process of self-discovery. A coaching program designed for the horsewoman who wants to be her best …

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Get Grit, Part 4

  Do You Have Grit? Answer These Questions and Find Out By Laura Schonberg   The gritty mindset combines the power of passion with perseverance. We know we can be distracted by talent, but if we remember that our effort counts twice, we (and our horses) can accomplish great things. I’ve …

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Time to Get in Shape

January 2018

Two Exercises to Build Strength and Balance by Theresa Rice   We’re now entering the cold, grey stretch of winter. No more holidays, just dreary weather and vitamin D deficiency. These are the months I find the hardest. I’ve gained weight from overindulging during the holiday parties and have no …

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Soft Eyes

November 2017

Centered Riding Basic Valuable in Emergency by Alys Culhane   Centered Riding founder Sally Swift calls “soft eyes” one of four basics, along with breathing, alignment, and centering. To create soft eyes, the muscles around and behind the eyes are relaxed. Additionally, the cheeks, chin, jaw and tongue muscles are …

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