Horse Product Reviews Archive

Best Books for Learning to Train Horses

Recently I received an email from a student in one of my courses asking what my favorite riding or training books were and if I could recommend a reading list. I do love to read and thought it would be a great idea to share some of my favorite books with you! I’m often reading

Essential Cold Weather Riding Apparel Tips

Article Courtesy of Ashley Snell from Dover Saddlery Before you climb into the saddle for a wintertime horse ride, there are essential clothing items you’ll want to have on to keep you safe, comfortable and warm. While it’s important to dress for safety and warmth, that doesn’t mean you have to forgo fashion. The equestrian

Book Review: The Mind of the Horse

How intelligent are horses? How do they think and how do they view the world? What are their cognitive abilities? These are questions that are essential to making our interaction with and training of horses better, but seem to rarely be asked outside of the scientific community. As I strive to make my training more

Treat Pouch for Positive Reinforcement Training

Training horses with food rewards is still relatively new for me, but I have been so impressed with the results that I am getting and the improved attitudes in my horses that I know I will only be looking for more ways to incorporate treats and positive reinforcement into my training. One of the essential

5 Worst Tack Room Mistakes

  The tack room is one of the most important areas of the barn. One that’s well organized and stocked with the items you need this season will enable you to properly care for and groom your horse. It will also help you get ready and out of the barn faster so you can enjoy

Wunder Hoof

There is an old saying “no hoof, no horse,” and I believe this rings true for most horse owners. Hoof problems can cause discomfort for our horses, plus headaches and missed rides for us. Healthy hoof growth is the foundation of a healthy hoof and good growth can be supported in several ways, including quality

Hoof Armor Review

As I have mentioned in other posts, I prefer to keep my horses barefoot whenever possible. I simply feel that is healthier for their feet and better for their natural movement. Sometimes barefoot can be a challenge, though. We have to keep in mind that the horses will need some time for the foot to

Book Review: Reaching the Animal Mind

I have been a fan of Karen Pryor’s work ever since reading her first book, Don’t Shoot the Dog. Karen has an excellent way of describing how learning happens and how different training methods work. In Don’t Shoot the Dog, she does a great job of describing and giving many examples of positive and negative

Shakeology – Better Nutrition for On-the-Go Equestrians?

I usually don’t go into my personal life much on my blogs, but today I will make one personal confession. I’m a bit of a health nut. I just enjoy eating healthy, staying fit, and the energy I have from my daily health practices. Being fit is especially important for us riders because the horse

Shipping Boots or Wraps?

I don’t often use shipping boots or wraps on my horses. I happen to have a stock trailer for hauling, which I do love, and I rarely haul more than one horse at a time. My hauls also tend to be quite short, so I don’t have to worry much about stress on the horse’s