Recently we attended a biomechanics clinic with Dr. Gerd Heuschmann at Rider's Edge Farm in Redmond, WA. We were fortunate to land two riding spots and took two of our full-time training horses, Rhia, a 22 year old Hanoverian mare, and Rosa, a 17 year old Hanoverian mare. While both mares did fabulously and we received lots of positive feedback, each mare offered a very different feel and learning opportunity. The changes were incredible, and everyone learned a ton. Here are my top seven takeaways from Gerd:
As the weather warms up, many of us head outdoors and hit the trails as a welcome respite from the long winter of indoor riding. Regardless of discipline, trail riding offers a great cross-training opportunity for you and your horse. Here are seven trail tips to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable trail season!
Enjoying a trail ride with your horse will mentally stimulate and emotionally refresh you, and you'll become a more balanced and confident team as you negotiate varied terrain and obstacles.