Common Horse Riding Errors

2 Common Rider Errors: These are common rider errors.  I have experienced them all first hand, as a rider and an instructor. a)      Looking down- When riding a horse looking where you are going is important.   Where you look effects your posture and your weight, these are cues that the horse feels.  If you are […]

The correct use spurs- the theory of Craig Cameron

      Here is a great article by Craig Cameron.  He has his own show on TV and is one of the founders of the Cowboy Challenge.  His article touches on two topics that I find so important in both my own riding and in my instructing.  The first is the importance of knowing […]

How to ride a horse at the posting trot

Learning to do ride the posting trot correctly is a difficult and important step.  In the beginning it can be tough to understand what the horse is doing and how the rider is supposed to move to stay in rhythm with the horse. This video clip is short and sweet.  It uses “slow motion” to give […]

How long does it take to learn to ride a horse?

How Long Does It Take To Learn To Ride A Horse?  For San Diego riders and beyond! Learning to ride a horse well takes years.  I compare it to learning ballet.  No one expects to be a great ballet dancer in a 1 year of lessons, or after a week of ballet summer camp.  Good […]

Horseback Riding San Diego- How to Sit Correctly on a Horse

This is a video clip that has some nice diagrams of the correct seat position, and some good examples of common rider error and exercises to help fix them.   For people new to the sport, I also like this clip because it is a nice review of some of the basic goals and stumbling blocks riders work […]

Horseback Riding in San Diego – How to Meet a Horse

Many of us love horses, when we see them we just want to touch them and talk to them.  Unfortunately, in our gusto, we forget how we may be impacting them.  Here are some quick reminders of how to approach, touch, and meet a horse. 1-      Approach-We are predators, horses are prey animals.  Predators often are very […]

The Cost of Horseback Riding Lessons in San Diego

The Cost of Horseback Riding Lesson in San Diego? In the past many people had horses in their backyards, giving a riding lesson was a cheap and easy thing to do.  If you already kept a horse is your backyard for working the farm, giving riding lessons did not increase your expenses and did not […]

Great horseback riding in San Diego and the world includes- knowing how horses think

This video clip from The American Quarter Horse Association highlights the importance of understanding how horses think as it relates to riding and training.  With this information, the possibilities between you and your horse are endless! http://youtu.be/tCkwjRmjcYE