WARHorses ADVICE

Here We Grow Again

It never gets old. Maybe it owes to some obsessive wiring I have, but I could find satisfaction schooling shoulder-in every day. The finesse and [...]

You Can Improve Your Riding While NOT Riding

When you have learned off your horse how your hips and mid-section coordinate you transfer this learning, this improvement, right into the saddle. Do [...]

The Sandwich Lope

When Western Dressage first established itself, we instructors struggled to describe the requirements of a “working lope” clearly enough for students. We wanted to be [...]

Walking Ground Poles

Modern science explains something the old school masters already knew For years, they sat on one end of our indoor arena—five ground poles anchored [...]

How to Find the Perfect Horse

Professionial trainer, Jec Ballou found her perfect horse in a horse that isn’t perfect. What is the perfect horse? We trainers should have the [...]

Video Tips from Jec Ballou

Each month, Jec Ballou provides WARHorses with simple, fun advice and exercises to developed improved performance and riding enjoyment with our horses. Between posts, Jec [...]

Cross Training Fitness Test for Your Horse

Jec outlines a basic test that will help you gauge your working horse’s fitness level for the New Year. Get in the habit of [...]

Herd Dynamics Heard Loud & Clear

Alice MacGillivray, PhD, is author of “Riding Horseback in Purple” written for “women of age” who maybe considering horse ownership – first timers and re-riders [...]

Advice for WARHorses Interested in Buying a Horse

Alice MacGillivray, PhD, is author of “Riding Horseback in Purple” written for “women of age” who maybe considering horse ownership – first timers and re-riders [...]

Get Out the Kleenex – Care Considerations for Older Horses

Written by Melanie Eberhardt I recently crossed a major threshold and find myself on the north side of 50. I admit to feeling my age. [...]