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Horse Bits Magazine did not publish a December 2019 Issue. Please accept our sincere apologies for this inconvenience.

Horse Bits takes pride in ensuring our customer’s satisfaction. Due to computer problems that went unresolved for over 6 days early in the month, we felt we could not layout, produce and mail the December Issue in a timely fashion.

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The Free Horse

By Nikki Alvin-Smith

  • 26 June 2017
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 2703
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The Free Horse
Sounds good doesn’t it? Well. Free always does.

The Rein Back

~ Going Backwards to Progress Forwards - By Nikki Alvin-Smith

  • 18 March 2017
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 3087
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The Rein Back
Is your horse truly submissive and obedient? Is your horse truly forward and does the action of the rein go through his whole body equally on both sides. If the answer to these questions is a resounding yes, then the rein back will be easy to achieve and show artistry and engagement. It is an extremely beneficial exercise for the horse when correctly executed as it engages his core, strengthens his top-line and develops strength in the gaskin and suppleness through the hips. It also increases flexion of all joints in the hind end. All these benefits are of immeasurable importance as you develop your horse to piaffe, passage, pirouettes and expressive flying changes (all of which topics are covered in the recent issues of Horse Bits Magazine). The rein back is also used in training other English disciplines and also in Western training.

My Horse is Afraid of Me

How to gain your horse's trust

  • 19 October 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 2511
  • 1 Comments
My Horse is Afraid of Me
An Arab mare arrived for retraining with a disturbingly common problem of fear and distrust of people.   My barn is often the last stop for horses before being sent to auction or euthanized due to dangerous behavior, and this mare was facing the same fate if I failed at connecting and retraining her.  The owner of this beautiful horse was grief stricken and disillusioned after bringing her once sweet, trusting mare home from a six month stint with a professional trainer.  She now has a dangerous horse that spooks, bolts and is afraid of her owner and people in general.

Endurance Riding

Many Miles and A lot of Fun

  • 3 October 2016
  • Author: canpubco
  • Number of views: 4304
  • 1 Comments
Endurance Riding

By Sarah Milicia

 Endurance riding is an equestrian sport based on controlled long distance races. There are two main types of long-distance riding: Competitive trail riding and endurance rides. In a competitive trail ride, riders cover a marked trail for a distance usually between 15 and 40 miles per day.

What Every Horse Needs, Period.

  • 5 May 2016
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 2301
  • 0 Comments
The horse world is cluttered with feeds, supplements, and remedies all promising a better, “new and improved” horse. While many such products do in fact improve horses’ health and condition, there are certain basics that every horse needs, regardless of breed, age, condition, or purpose. Even seasonal or regional changes do not alter these foundational principles. Water is the most important nutrient.

7 Tips for Overcoming Fear

  • 26 April 2016
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 2601
  • 0 Comments
"Your horse is normal”, I said. My client explained, “I’m scared when she runs around loose in the arena and throws a buck.” I responded, “So maybe she wants to run around a bit, go ahead and let her free-school. It’s okay if she throws a few bucks, it’s healthy and normal.”
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