Personally, I LOVE decorating my room with DIYs and pretty decor. Honestly, I am the person who changes the decor of my room alot! I am sure some of you can relate! I am always looking for new DIY projects to try. Not only do I love decorating my spaces with decor, but I especially love adding a little bit of that equestrian flare. So, today I thought of sharing with you a DIY project I recently completed that is used to store keepsakes, for example, maybe a special horseshoe or one of your horse’s old bits. If you are obsessed with decorating and love horses, I definitely suggest you try out this easy equestrian wall art project! I am going to walk you through the steps to completing this DIY with pictures (for those visual learners out there). Enjoy and happy decorating!
I recently changed my slogan for Horse Chats on my blog to “inspired to ride” rather than “ride and inspire.” I really wanted to unpack why I changed it as this slogan really is what my blog is all about. So, what does “inspired to ride” really mean? It is pretty self-explanatory, but behind those simple words are three reasons HOW I want to inspire others to ride. Inspired to ride with:
Hey everyone! Happy Monday! Recently, I attended the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride. I have one word to describe it… incredible. The precision and organization of their skills and tricks was amazing. The performance was flawless. The RCMP Musical Ride is performed by a full troop of 32 riders and their horses. The performance includes multiple drills and exercises choreographed to music, entertains many people all over Canada, and also raises money for local charities and organizations. Overall, the RCMP musical ride aims to uphold Canadian traditions and heritage. Below, check out three of the drills the RCMP perform as well as some of the pictures that I took while I was attending the musical ride. Enjoy!
Hey! Welcome back to another blog post. Today, I am talking about tension and how to release your tension in the saddle. I feel that to truly become a better rider you have to develop confidence and clarity.
I have to admit, I have had some moments of tension in my riding lessons and while working one-on-one with my horse. It’s not easy just to release those nerves or emotions. Recently, I was working with Kahari, a horse I ride, and the ride just wasn’t going the direction I wanted it to go. Kahari wasn’t responding to what I was asking her and honestly, I was getting frustrated. The more frustrated and tense I got, the more frustrated and tense Kahari got. Now, Kahari is a super sensitive horse. I only have to put a little bit of leg pressure on her and instantly she will respond. But also, if I start to get tense or get nervous, she immediately picks up on my nerves and tension. This year while working with Kahari, I have really had to learn to put my emotions and tension away and come into a ride in the neutral zone. The neutral zone basically means no emotion or tension. There are pros and cons to riding a sensitive horse, but let me tell you, Kahari has taught me a lot. I honestly feel that I have become a better rider because of her.