While we all love climbing in the saddle, time invested working with your horse on the ground is time well spent. Trust and relationship building activities carry over into your riding, resulting in a more responsive, reliable and trusting equine partner. Here are a few ideas for useful activities you can enjoy with your horse … Read More about 4 Ways to Enjoy Your Horse Without Getting in the Saddle
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