Are American Riding Instructors Mediocre?

I recently came across a post called “Top 3 Reasons Why America’s Producing so Many Mediocre Instructors” and was intrigued enough to read it. Partially, my curiosity stemmed from the fact that I don’t believe my instructors are mediocre. Not in the least. So I looked back at my instructors growing up…nope, my most influential … More Are American Riding Instructors Mediocre?

A Brief History of Why We Post the Trot, According to Mr. K – and Why It Matters

I had my first lesson on Knightwind yesterday. She is a little bay mare with quite a luxurious mane. And when I say “little,” I mean it. When I stand next to her, our legs are the same length. Now, I’m not a short person, so I was slightly concerned about the prospect of riding … More A Brief History of Why We Post the Trot, According to Mr. K – and Why It Matters

The Source of the Problem is Probably the Rider

I just came across this wonderful post on Confident Horsemanship – The Blog: A Simple Exercise to Improve Your Riding Position, Balance and Confidence. It talks about riders being soft and supple, which allows the horse to do the same. In the post, the author mentions that by correcting a rider’s position, horses that have … More The Source of the Problem is Probably the Rider