Therapeutic

Los Angeles Therapeutic Riding The Children’s Ranch http://thechildrensranch.org/ Moved by the positive effect that horseback riding had on her own daughter, who has epilepsy and related learning disabilities, Jackie Sloan, and her family, made it their mission to bring therapeutic equestrian programs to children and teens of all abilities – right in the heart of …

Helmet Rope Boot

Helmet Troxel Sport http://www.troxelhelmets.com/products/sport It’s really hard to know where to start when looking for your first helmet.  There are a lot of companies that sell ‘em so if your looking for an inexpensive, good looking and safe helmet . . . The Troxel Sport is my suggestion.  The Sierra and Legacy Gold are also good helmets but for …

Reading Materials and Online Resources

Reading CHA COMPOSITE HORSEMANSHIP MANUAL http://cha-ahse.org/store/products/CHA_Composite_Horsemanship_Manual_-_PERFECT_BOUND.html The Certified Horsemanship Association has one of the most comprehensive and well organized manuals out there.  It’s really too bad that more people don’t know about this.  It’s organized into four sections that will take you from novice through advanced riding.  I’ve found this to be my go-to manual …

Hoof Picks

Very often I get a new student picking a hoof saying, “I don’t want to hurt her.”  Usually I say something to the effect of, “She weighs one thousand pounds, don’t worry about it.  Ferriers use knives to shape the frog so these dull picks won’t hurt her even if you try.” Pick’s I like: …