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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Horse Books: The Rider’s Guide to Living Your Best Life on Horseback

New Bolder, Braver, Brighter book by Coach Daniel Stewart full of confidence-building mental tools Coach Daniel Stewart, author of the hit equestrian workout Fit and Focused in 52, is back with new plans to power you up, bolster your confidence, and supply you with the mental tools you need to be …

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Breathe Anxiety Away

Controlled Breathing First Step in Centered Riding by Alys Culhane   I’m a returning rider who acquired more than my share of fear-based baggage during my thirty-year riding hiatus. This metaphorical suitcase sprung open and spewed its contents ten years ago when I started riding my 4-year-old mare, Raudi. In …

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Have a Question? Ask The Experts!

Send us your question and we’ll select the best expert for you. Colorado Horse Source The Colorado Horse Source is an independently owned and operated print and online magazine for horse owners and enthusiasts of all breeds and disciplines in Colorado and surrounding area. Our contemporary editorial columns are predominantly …

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Riding Fear Free – The Surprising Gift of Fear

by Laura Daley   As the holidays approach, we all look forward to giving and receiving gifts. There are all kinds of wonderful examples of horse related items to choose from. This season, put aside the usual horse trinket and think about the surprising gift of fear. Many fearful riders deal …

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