Do you know your Western boots?

Know your horse boot differences

Geoff Hineman, Marketing Manager for Lone Star Western Décor, approached me about a month ago asking me to post a western boot infographic on the Horse Sense and Cents blog. Frankly, I don’t have a lot of experience in the Western world (a bit of team penning – now that’s fun! – and a Wyoming client roundup ride – but that’s about it), so found what I learned from this visual interesting. Hopefully some of you will too. To boot…


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Horseback riding quick tips

Today, it seems more people are learning to ride, or trying to compete, without the benefit of lessons . . . So, here are some ideas to consider as you hop aboard without the benefit of eyes on the ground to assess why your horse may be reacting badly to your requests.


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What gets you “stuck” with riding?

So often, you hear instructors harping on things like “heels down,” “look up,” “sit back,” “hands still” and a whole range of corrections that focus on how the rider looks. Sadly, most students don’t understand that there’s a much bigger picture to effective riding and these type of directions tend to move a rider further away from a relaxed, balanced and conscious presence on and with the horse. Give (and get) some real value from riding lessons When should a…


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