cavesson

How to Fit a Cavesson

cavessonCavessons, (also known as mouth shutters or nosebands) are commonly used in both the Western and English worlds. This piece of equipment was developed in ancient times it’s thought, by riders who needed more handling ability over their horses. It is worn under the western bridle and is often incorporated into English bridles.

latigoknot

How to Tie the Advanced Latigo Knot

latigoknotWe all know how important it is to check our latigo and double off for wear and deterioration each time we saddle up http://bit.ly/1Lhi39f. If you’ve purchased a new latigo and would like to attach it to your saddle dee with a clean, nice-looking and nearly flat knot, this guideline will show you how.
saddlestrings

How to Braid Saddle Strings

saddlestringsWe know how nice it is to have saddle strings when we need to tie something down. At the same time, they can be a nuisance and even a safety hazard when we don’t need them, especially when they get under the saddle or under the latigo during saddling!

ANNUAL CUTTING STATISTICS (2015)

This statistical review reflects all earnings from the 2014 season. This 30th annual Quarter Horse News Equi-Stat Cutting Annual Statistics contains information that was compiled, researched and tabulated by Equi-Stat, a division of Cowboy Publishing Group. Money attributed to a horse is the amount of money that particular horse won and is in no way […]

Stress and Our Health

By Anna Mitchell

The average age of equine sport participants is generally higher than other sports that require more extensive physical exertion and athleticism. When combined with the notion that many of these competitors are also involved in a demanding and competitive work environment, then health issues become a very real concern.

Motivation

By Anna Mitchell

Motivation is the drive that gets us where we want to go. It helps push us through the rough patches when we would rather give up on our quest to achieve our goals, but it can be rather elusive and may escape us when we need it most.

annamitchell

Getting to Know Yourself

annamitchellBy Anna Mitchell

This week it's all about you. We are wrapping up another year and on the downhill run to 2014. What changes do you want to make next year? What frustrated you about your performance this year? What mistakes did you make? Did you make them more than once? What did you do well? Did you do it again? What could you have done differently to get a better outcome?

Go Back Before You Go Forward

By Anna Mitchell

What better time to take a step back and regain control of your life than right now? We are moving into the start of a new year. This is a great time to put last year's regrets and disappointments behind you and grab the New Year by the horns. But wait ... Before you dive off into a brand-new year, you need to take a moment to review last year. We need to go back before we go forward to avoid making the same mistakes over and over again.