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{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Julie Goodnight Feeding Transitions in the Spring Julie Goodnight My horses claim about 10 of our 15 acres of land, which you’d think would be plenty for half a dozen horses. Our house, barns, arenas, offices, Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} graze Avoiding Feed-time Frenzy Julie Goodnight If you keep your horses at home, you’ve probably already developed a routine that makes your job efficient and keeps the horses happy. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Melocco Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight “Does my horse have a sense of fairness?” Recently, one of my Interactive Academy members asked me this question Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Julie Goodnight Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight At each of my clinics, my attention first turns to the horses’ tack to check for fit, adjustment and function. When it comes to saddle fit, my eyes always go to these three parts Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Julie Riding Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight When I was a kid, horses and ballet lessons were the only non-school activities I did. I went to the barn every single day to ride my horse. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} resistance to canter Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight What do you do when your calm and cool horse doesn’t want to move out at the trot or canter? Resist the urge to peddle and make sure your horse will listen to your cues. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight Confidence is tough to regain after a fall. It’s much easier to work through your fears when you trust the horse you ride when your fears are still actively surfacing. Make sure that the hor Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Horses are Survivors Julie Goodnight Have you worked with a rescued horse or a horse with abuse in his past? The lessons learned from working with these troubled-but-not-disposable horses are priceless. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Julie and her friend Lucy’s horse, Dodger. Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight Anyone who has ever invested in the stock market has seen this disclaimer: Past performance is no guarantee of future success. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Julie and Dually Trust Is A Two-Way Street Julie Goodnight Trust Is A Two-Way Street Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight An assignment from my first riding instructor—assembling a bridle from scratch—at first seemed like an easy task. But what seemed easy turned out to be daunting. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Having a well-trained pony that is the right size can help children learn skills Sharing Your Passion for Horses with Kids Julie Goodnight Sharing Your Passion for Horses with Kids Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} It’s About Time Julie Goodnight Most things in life that are important, take an investment of time—an education, a career, a relationship. Mastering a skill or a sport, starting a new business, overcoming setbacks; Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Eddie Eddie’s New Saddle – How Saddle Fit Changes Over Time Julie Goodnight I bought Eddie in the spring of his 3-year-old year; he was a handsome and sensible youngster with a great pedigree. A very ‘typey’ stock horse, he stood 14.2 hands and weighed in at about 9 Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} First Aid First Aid for Horses Julie Goodnight I’ve been taking care of horses for half a century and during that time I’ve seen hundreds of injured horses, from mild scratches to cuts that need stitches to deep-tissue lacerations, Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Make sure your horse is calm and relaxed before offering him his dinner Feed-Time Aggression Fix Julie Goodnight Help! What do I do, my horses are crowding me when I go into their pen to feed them and it’s just scary to have them so close and on top of me Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Photo by: Heidi Melocco, whole-picture.com Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight When folks tell me about problem behaviors, I hear one phrase often. I admit I’ve even said it myself when I was a young trainer. “For no apparent reason, my horse….” Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Strength Leads To Confidence Julie Goodnight “That which does not kill you makes you stronger.” By and large, these are good words to consider when it comes to horses. Confidence is such a prevalent issue in horse sports, Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Tips to establish respect with your young horse Julie Goodnight Notes From Julie: Off to a Good Start: Tips to establish respect with your young horse Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight Horse Guilt: Focus On Your Personal Riding Goals And Ditch Any Guilt About Not Riding Enough Read More
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