Trainer’s Corner: Philosophy on Training Mindset

Jessica Pancost finds emotion, ego, and time can make or break your efforts at training your horse.

By Jessica Pancost Consider These Three Elements for Every Ride One hot-button topic I’ve seen in the horse industry lately is the mindset you bring to the table training horses. As a trainer myself, I’d like to explore three particular subcategories of my own personal mindset I bring to the …

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From My Saddle: New Beginnings With a New Horse

New Horse
COHS publisher Karen Pickering is enjoying getting to know her knew partner, Chip

I Never Thought I’d Find the Right Horse Again As I’m writing this, today was our first trail ride. My new horse, Hersheys Chocolate Chip (Chip), was quite a find. Riding through the trails at Homestead Park was so enjoyable. Chip was quiet, eager, and a joy to ride. I …

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Applications are NOW OPEN until January 28th for the PEAK Training Challenge!

Training Challenge

Experienced Colorado and Wyoming trainers are invited to apply for this exciting, 100-day equine foster training challenge hosted by Colorado Horse Rescue (CHR) in Longmont, CO. Showcase your training talents and leadership skills while gaining exposure for your training business. Share your expertise with one of CHR’s lightly handled horses …

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Cover Story: Welcome to the 2023 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo

Clinicians

Get an Inside Look at the Event All Horse Lovers Anticipate Provided by Rocky Mountain Horse Expo Each spring, equine enthusiasts look forward to the region’s most celebrated equine event, The Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, brought to you by The Equine Heritage Foundation, at the National Western Events complex. February 24–26, …

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Media Barn: Book Review – Essential Horse Speak

Essential Horse Speak
Image Courtesy Sharon Wilsie

Author: Sharon Wilsie Continuing the Conversation Sharon Wilsie’s first book Horse Speak: The Equine–Human Translation Guide broke new ground for anyone who works with horses. It provided a practical system to listen and talk to horses in their language instead of expecting them to understand ours. Now with this second book, Essential …

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Trainer’s Corner: Ken McNabb’s Colt-Starting Tips

Release, timing, calm attitude, and patience make all the difference when starting colts.

Author: Ken McNabb Get Started on the Right Foot In my three-week certification series, I present a variety of colt-starting highlights. Here are the top four for you to keep in mind. I want my colts right away to learn that they get a release when they give to pressure, …

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