How Did the Cavalry Start Horses?

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A reader asked if I knew anything about the initial training of the U.S. Cavalry horses prior to their being ridden at Ft. Riley and whether the Army used harsh methods or did they follow the more humane methods, such … Read More

Was it the Chicken?

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by Barbara Ellin Fox I’m frequently asked about the differences between seats and systems of riding.  One question is sort of like the “chicken or the egg’.  Is Balanced Seat the result of a dressage seat with forward seat added … Read More

Changing the Base of Support

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It doesn’t take much to change a foundational teaching on horsemanship. Make a small omission, teach a slightly different definition, distort a concept or tool; and then pass it on to the current generation, and horsemanship evolves. Mean No Harm … Read More