Riding Lessons With Richard Shrake

AQHA Professional Horseman Richard Shrake helps you develop a better relationship with your horse in this four-part series.

AQHA Professional Horseman Richard Shrake helps you develop a better relationship with your horse in this four-part series.

We all want to become better riders, improving our rhythm, form, confidence and so much more. AQHA Professional Horseman Richard Shrake gets you started in the right direction toward a better relationship with your horse in AQHA’s FREE Riding Lessons with Richard Shrake report.

In this amazing free report, Richard explains how riding a horse uses skills you already know, citing examples from golf, tennis and more.

Richard explains:

  • The importance of rhythm
  • Why timing is crucial to good riding
  • How precision and form work together to create a well-rounded rider
  • Confidence-building techniques
  • Breathing exercises
  • Plus all kinds of great drills and courses to help solidify your newfound techniques

Richard offers lots of rich, heartwarming examples within the Riding Lessons with Richard Shrake report.

“Megan has a brand-new horse, and she’s having trouble bonding with him. She’s starting to lose interest in riding,” Richard says. “Megan needs to realize that this horse needs to be like a best friend. She can’t blame him for his reactionary, sensitive attitude. She needs to find a way to make him a good friend – someone she’d like to be around all the time.”

Richard suggests a steady routine to help Megan with her situation:

  • Catch your horse’s eye
  • Release endorphins – the “feel good” hormones in every animal; in a horse, you can rub his ears, poll and cheeks
  • Halter your horse
  • Get your horse in “herd mode”

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Do you know what it means when your horse lifts his head, hollows his back and gets stiff? Richard explains, “This means your horse is protectign himself, the same as  you would if someone walked up and hit you with a hard punch. Your horse is saying, ‘Whoops, you just smacked me before you told me what you were going to do.’ ” In this report, Richard shows you how to watch for signs from  your horse that you’re moving too fast for him. He shows you how to slow down your hands and rhythm to make your horse more comfortable and less sensitive.

In his section explaining the importance of rhythm, Richard says, “If you stand relaxed with one arm in the air and stomp your foot, you can feel the energy flow all the way from your foot to your fingertips. But if you stand with your jaw clenched and stomp your foot, the vibration ends at your tight jaw. If you have that same rigidity in your body, you’ll interrupt the rhythm from your horse’s gaits.”

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Equine Stem-Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is helping horses with tendon and ligament injuries.

Equine stem cell therapy is helping horses with tendon and ligament injuries.

New medical research and improvements in technology are giving hope to horses that suffer from bowed tendons, an injury that typically puts an end to a race horse’s career.

Find out more in the FREE Stem Cell Therapy report.

This report will explain the research from studies coming from prestigious institutions such as Cornell University and leading researchers and experts such as Dr. Linda A. Dahlgren, an assistant professor at Virginia Tech University. Also, hear from Dr. Robert Harman, the veterinarian who founded and runs Vet-Stem Inc.

This report takes you through the following topics of stem cell therapy:

  • What stem cells are
  • Bone marrow stem cells
  • Adipose stem cells
  • Treatment and recovery of stem cell therapy
  • Other uses for stem cell therapy
  • Future of stem cell therapy
  • Other options to stem cell therapy for horses

See for yourself, with detailed pictures, how stem cell therapy compares to traditional methods, such as saline treatments, in the healing process. Other pictures show harvesting of adipose stem cells and the injecting of stem cells into a tendon with the assistance of an ultrasound for guidance.

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“It’s a very big misconception both in the medical community and the lay community that a stem cell just makes tissue. They recruit new cells into the area, produce growth factors and they manage the healing process in a very different manner than we thought five or 10 years ago,” Dr. Harman says.

Find out where different types of stem cell therapy are being used around the world and learn their status on becoming approved in the United States. Discover other leading companies such as VetCell Bioscience Ltd. and their contributions to this state-of-the-art medical treatment.

“It is the horse’s own tissue,” Dr. Harman says. “It is just moved around and concentrated where we want. It’s about as natural as you can get for the horse, so they usually have the opposite of a reaction to the inflamed area.”

Discover how stem cell therapy can also be applied to repairing and treating fractures, intra-articular joint therapy, arthritis and OCD (osteochondrosis dissecans).

“Rather than speeding the process, if we can just improve the healing process, we’re further ahead,” Dr. Dahlgren says. “If we can make the end product better, the tendon will be better able to hold up to the training process like a normal tendon.”

How to Build a Mounting Block

Ease aboard your horse with a homemade mounting block.

Ease aboard your horse with a homemade mounting block.

It’s always nice to have a leg up when you’re ready to get in the saddle. But there are many times when an able-bodied, strong-backed volunteer just isn’t available to give you a boost onto your horse.

AQHA consulted a woodworking expert for a homemade mounting block that can become a staple of your barn aisle or arena for years to come.

Download the easy directions in our FREE How to Build a Mounting Block report!

This homemade mounting block has a simple supply list and is the perfect project for beginners.

Make this mounting block your next 4-H project, or give the plans to the teenagers at your barn to keep them busy! Best of all, this mounting block is easily personalized with paint and decorations. What better gift to give your horse-loving friends than a homemade mounting block embellished with their name, horse brand, favorite horse club, equestrian team, whatever!

“As the director of a therapeutic riding center, we find our ramp and also a mounting block to be very necessary items. Even my able riders are asked to use the mounting block, as it is easier on our horses’ backs. I can’t imagine living without these very effective tools!”

Leslie

We know you’ll enjoy making this mounting block. Be sure to share your stories of how your new mounting block made your life a little easier and your ride a little more enjoyable!

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Free Report Riding Dressage

Get started in the exciting sport of dressage.

Get started in the exciting sport of dressage.

In AQHA’s FREE Riding Dressage report, the industry’s best horse trainers show you how to get started in the exciting sport of dressage. Plus, they explain how the fundamentals of dressage can help you in other horse disciplines.

In the Riding Dressage report, you can prepare to show dressage with these nine lessons from AQHA Professional Horsewoman and Certified Horsemanship Association master instructor Carla Wennberg, with The American Quarter Horse Journal’s Andrea Caudill:

  1. Enter at A: What is dressage, and how can its basics help all riders?
  2. Proceed Working Trot: Improve your departures.
  3. At C, Medium Walk: Improve your horse’s self-carriage in downward transitions.
  4. Circle Left 20 Meters: To ride a circle, your horse has to be straight.
  5. At E, Circle Left: Use lateral work to strengthen your horse.
  6. At A, Down the Centerline: Turning a corner means improving your horse’s flexibility.
  7. HXF, Free Walk: Teach your horse to stretch.
  8. At X, Halt and Salute: A correct halt is all about being balanced .
  9. At A, Down Centerline: Preparing to show a dressage test.

Dressage horses aren’t the only equines who can benefit from these lessons.

If you have a horse that pulls on the bridle, tosses his head, rushes or throws up his head during transitions, the exercises in the Riding Dressage report can help those problems.

The dressage lessons can also help:

  • Sharpen your horsemanship or equitation patterns.
  • Get rid of trot steps in a reining lope departure.
  • Balance a young colt just starting under-saddle training.
  • Show horses that try to dive into the center of the ring.
  • Hunter under saddle horses that need to stay straight on the rail.
  • Canter circles in any discipline where horses might try to drop a shoulder.
  • Maneuvering around obstacles on the trail. (It will help you keep your horse between your legs, not leaning on them.)
  • Improve transitions
  • Get your horse more balanced and responsive, and more!

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How to Tie a Rope Halter

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Learn the correct way to tie a rope halter.

The rope halter is a valuable tool, but it needs to be used correctly. A poorly tied rope halter can put your horse in danger, so it’s worth your time to learn how to properly use it and keep your horse safe.

In AQHA’s FREE How to Tie a Rope Halter report, expert tack maker Dennis Moreland explains in simple terms how to tie a rope halter.

“I prefer to use rope halters on my horses. I have to admit, I’ve been too embarrassed to tell anyone I didn’t know how to properly tie them and I would not ask for help. This article, with numbered steps and matching photos, made it so simple to understand and follow. Now I can tie them properly every time. Proper tying is safer for me and my horse and gives me more overall self-confidence working with my horses.”

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Dennnis’ method ensures the rope halter becomes a safe and effective way to communicate with your horse.

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