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Using a Neck Rope or Cordeo

Are you aspiring to ride bridle-less, or progress to liberty, or just need some extra support when riding? A neck rope or cordeo is the ideal tool to help you develop finesse and refined control. Neck Ropes and cordeos are very similar pieces of equipment with variations in material and the way they’re used. Traditionally, […]

Tips for tying your horse safely

Safely tying your horse

Tying a horse safely is a basic horsemanship skill, but there’s more to it than fastening your rope around the handiest object. Here are some important tips on what to do, and what to avoid. Do’s for Tying Horses Use a long enough rope (10 to 12 feet is standard) in good condition. A good […]

Safer Rope Halters and Bitless Bridles

LightRider Break-Away Latigo In Use

Did you know you can have safer rope halters and bitless bridles with a simple breakaway point?  Have you ever thought about what would happen if your horse caught their rope bridle or halter on something solid – like a gate latch, or a hitching rail, or tree branch? Rope bridles and halters without a […]

Lunging to Connection: A Road Less Travelled

by Jo Spiller I have had the most marvellous time writing this article.  There are things I thought I knew; I mean, after all, I have a degree from The British Horse Society to teach riding. I have been teaching riders and schooling horses successfully for a long time, so what could I be missing? […]

Get Better Bitless Control by Moving the Hind End

by Cynthia Cooper. Control (or lack of it) seems to be one of the big fears riders face when starting to ride bitless. For me as a natural horsemanship devotee, it wasn’t an issue at all because the program I followed developed control on the ground that translated directly to the saddle. I came to […]

The World Bitless Association – helping all horses

Since the World Bitless Association was officially launched In October 2018, it has attracted thousands of followers.  Their worldwide representation includes vets, trainers, instructors and behaviourists who are focused on equine welfare. Their training methods are based on sound science, (learning theory) compassion and adherence to the principles of LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive). This not-for-profit […]

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