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  • Dealing With Anxious Horses

    Dealing With Anxious Horses

    By Michael Gascon

    When dealing with anxious horses, it's crucial to redirect their attention to you by being more energetic and engaging. Instead of toning yourself down, you need to be over the...

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  • Become A Confident Rider

    Become A Confident Rider

    By Michael Gascon

    To become a confident rider, start by ensuring your seat is secure and balanced, as confidence begins in your keister. Control the horse's head by flexing it left and right...

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  • Training Your Horse At A New Facility

    Training Your Horse At A New Facility

    By Michael Gascon

    In today's blog, Michael Gascon, the Horse Guru, addresses the common challenge of training a horse at a new facility. Using Whit, a spooky Rocky Mountain gelding, Michael demonstrates techniques...

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  • Garrocha Pole Horseback: Mastering Horse Training with the Garage Stick

    Garrocha Pole Horseback: Mastering Horse Training with the Garage Stick

    By Michael Gascon

    In the fascinating world of horse training, the garage stick emerges as a pivotal tool, blending history with modern finesse. Originally rooted in martial arts, particularly dressage for warriors, its...

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  • Liberty With Tarzan Part 2

    Liberty With Tarzan Part 2

    By Michael Gascon

    In this liberty training session with Tarzan, we explore techniques to build a seamless connection through desensitization, positive reinforcement, and fluid movements. By incorporating a halter and strategic use of...

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  • Playing Horse Soccer

    Playing Horse Soccer

    By Michael Gascon

    In this blog post, Michael Gascon, The Horse Guru, introduces Horse Soccer as a revolutionary training method that enhances horsemanship by encouraging riders to embrace playfulness over overthinking. By engaging...

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  • Intro To Riding Ground Poles

    Intro To Riding Ground Poles

    By Michael Gascon

    Ground poles are a versatile and essential tool in equestrian training, helping horses refine their spacing and jumping techniques while also improving focus on trails and obstacles. This blog post...

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  • Riding The Eye: A Guide To Dealing With Bucking Horses

    Riding The Eye: A Guide To Dealing With Bucking Horses

    By Michael Gascon

    In today's discussion on riding techniques, we delve into 'riding the eye'—a crucial method for managing horses prone to bucking or kicking. By maintaining control over the horse's head through...

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  • Intro To Neck Reining

    Intro To Neck Reining

    By Michael Gascon

    In today's training session, we're diving into the fundamentals of neck reining with Mr. Rocket. Transitioning from two-handed to one-handed riding opens up a world of possibilities in equestrian sports...

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  • Opening A Gate While Mounted From Horseback

    Opening A Gate While Mounted From Horseback

    By Michael Gascon

    In today's session with Thunder, we're tackling gate openings while mounted. Thunder's a bit skittish, so we're starting from scratch. After mastering basic respect commands, we approach the gate, aligning...

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  • Mastering Bridge And Stair Obstacles

    Mastering Bridge And Stair Obstacles

    By Michael Gascon

    In today's session, Michael Gascon introduces Bart, a 30-day under saddle gelding, to the challenges of stairs. Emphasizing trust and communication, Michael guides Bart with gentle cues, allowing him freedom...

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  • Mastering Confidence in the Saddle: Finding Your Seat

    Mastering Confidence in the Saddle: Finding Your Seat

    By Michael Gascon

    Confidence starts in the saddle. Ensuring a secure seat is essential for effective riding, as it keeps you connected with your horse and prevents unseating when your horse acts up....

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