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Trail Riding

In All The Tie Rail, Riding, Tack and Equipment by Eric Ancker0 Comments

Trail riding can give you some of the most wonderful experiences you’ll ever have on a horse. On a great ride, you can experience some of the greatest things about working with and riding horses: interaction with nature, the power of the horse, a great controlled and totally connected trot or canter, good conversation or just some time alone with one …

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Sitting a Trot

In All The Tie Rail, Riding by Eric Ancker0 Comments

First of all, let me just say that this is the hardest part of riding horses. Sitting a trot is usually where most people get off balance or fall off for the first time. It ends up going the same way just about every time. The rider asks the horse to trot by squeezing with their legs and using their …

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Los Angeles Therapeutic Riding

In All The Tie Rail, Horses in Your Community, Riding by Eric Ancker0 Comments

The Children’s Ranch They do it right. Nicest people with the nicest place. The Children’s Ranch Foundation *** Ride On Can’t say enough about this place.  If you’re looking for Therapeutic Riding or are looking for a place to get your certification hours in, this is one of the best places around. Ride On Therapeutic Horseback riding, Hippotherapy, Therapeutic horsemanship …

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Online Resources

In All The Tie Rail, Ground Work, Riding, Tack and Equipment by Eric Ancker0 Comments

PARELLI’S ONLINE RESOURCE http://www.parelli.com/articlestips.html This is a great place to look through some of the best training articles on the net.  When you find a place like this, it’s hard not to spend the whole afternoon reading. HORSETRADER.COM http://www.horsetrader.com/ Looking to buy a horse?  Thinking about it?  Look here first.  Start searching, see what’s out there.  I promise, it won’t …

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Reading materials

In All The Tie Rail, Ground Work, Riding, Tack and Equipment by Eric Ancker0 Comments

CHA COMPOSITE HORSEMANSHIP MANUAL The Certified Horsemanship Association has one of the most comprehensive and well organized manuals out there.  It’s really too bad that more people don’t know about this.  It’s organized into four sections that will take you from novice through advanced riding.  I’ve found this to be my go-to manual for 20 years.  They keep it up …