How to Help Horses Self-Regulate Their Emotions

How to Help Horses Self-Regulate Their Emotions

ADS [Photo: Unseen Expressions by Carrie Kovash] A question I often hear is, “How do I help my horse self-regulate his emotions?” Learning how to identify and self-regulate our own emotions is one of the most valuable and useful life skills. This is such...
At 86, AQHA Judge and New Mexico Horseman Writes First Book

At 86, AQHA Judge and New Mexico Horseman Writes First Book

ADS Joe Armstrong [Photo: Spirit & Nature Productions] Many of the best horsemen to ride this earth have gathered their techniques and information over decades. Even better horsemen gather their information over decades and miles. Horsemanship has been an oral...
‘The Give’-Horsemanship Series Part 2 with Josh Lyons

‘The Give’-Horsemanship Series Part 2 with Josh Lyons

ADS Lyons and Boon. [Marci Jo Photography] “Training a horse takes time,” said Lyons. “A thought on a horse will eventually become an action, and my job as the rider has to be interesting, so it’s important enough for the horse to mean something during the training...
‘Guide’-Horsemanship Series Part 1 with Josh Lyons

‘Guide’-Horsemanship Series Part 1 with Josh Lyons

ADS Lyons demonstrating ‘guide’ and the end goal of the horse staying between the rider’s hands. [Photo: submitted] Horse training is somewhat simple according to legendary horse trainer, Josh Lyons, of Lyons Legacy based in Scottsdale, Arizona....
Kentucky Bound

Kentucky Bound

ADS Greaney has a passion for thoroughbreds and is North Dakota’s only selected trainer for the 2023 Retired Racehorse Project. [Photo: Amber Langerud] The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky isn’t on many northern equestrian’s radars. However, Annika...
Managing Expectations

Managing Expectations

Managing Expectations [Photo: Sheila King Photography] Expectations — Good or bad, or do we just need to learn how to manage them? There are huge investments in time and money when a horse is professionally trained⁠. This is why well-trained horses are so expensive....