Resident fitness expert, Robin Martinez, gives a member advice on the best exercise to do in the gym to improve a riders position over the jump.
Bernie lends his advice on how to help member Bonnie who has a OTTB that gets very nervous about flying changes.
Member Emme wondered how to keep her horse fit and interested in the winter when the footing in her indoor arena is hard.
Member Dawn asks how to train a horse to slow down that likes to go fast and resists slowing down when asked. Bernie shares his advice on how he used to tackle this common issue with the TB's he used to ride and train.
Member "Greengirl" asks for clarification on the correct alignment a rider should have for their leg and seat. Bernie answers by explaining what the correct "Classical Position" is for jumping disciplines and why many riders are confused by what position they should have.
Equine Law expert Lisa Hollister, Esq sheds light on liability issues if a horse gets loose on a road and causes injury or death of a person and damage to a vehicle.
Lisa explains why it's important to have a written contract when buying or selling a horse.
Geoff explains the importance of Equitation for riders in all jumping disciplines.
Becca had a question as to why her horse is running out on her. Linda explains that it is a steering problem and "keeping it simple" is the best way to communicate effectively with your horse.
Dino explains to one of our members that doing proper stretches with your horse can improve the posture and performance of the horse.
Member Nancy wanted to know how to evaluate her horse's Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ), which is known as the "master link" for a horse's balance, digestion, biomechanics and general well being.
Ronnie answers one of our member’s questions about a legendary hunter.
Member Pamelaroberts wanted to know the best way to warm up a horse before you ask them to do more advanced exercises.
Member JoeM wanted to know how much a horse's bloodlines determine the horse's performance and if "pedigree" is more subjective or objective.
Member Melany is having problems understanding her horse and wants to know how to read her horse's behavior better to improve communication.
One of our members wanted to know how mental skills training is different from what a trainer provides.
Member Danielle wanted advice on when is the best time to shoe a young horse. Blair, our expert farrier was eager to answer.
Member Sophie wanted advice on how to adjust her hip angle to help her horse whose conformation is naturally a bit downhill. Bernie lends his expert advice.
Member evans.sue wanted advice on protective vests and using them with traditional vests. Olivia, our eventing expert was eager to answer.
Member Becky Weik had a question on how to encourage her horse to stretch his back and accept the bit. Bernie lends his expert advice on this topic.