My First Title is online NOW

I am not sure if this link to Amazon will work, so you can also type in: Seeking Common Ground by Sara Annon Volume 2 will be online as soon as we make sure that all the computer bits and buts are working correctly. https://www.amazon.com/s?ref=series_rw_dp_labf&_encoding=UTF8&field-collection=Light+in+the+Saddle%2C+Practices+and+Principles+for+Horses+and+Humans&url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text Advertisements

Rocking the Lumbo-Sacral Joint

When I read that neither horse’s spines nor their legs bent to the side, but that they turned by rotating the vertebrae in their back in order to change the path their hind legs took I had to think it out for myself. Sure enough, when I really looked at the difference between the horse’s […]

The Working Trot and the Horse’s Back

The first photo I have included has poor resolution because it is an old Xerox copy of a photo of my Spanish Colonial Medicine stallion at the working trot. I have ended up using it because I could not find an image of a horse moving correctly at the working trot unencumbered by a rider […]

The Free Walk and the Horse’s Back

One of the huge factors in the epidemic of back problems our horses struggle with is the fad of insisting that the horse move with their neck arched and their head tucked into a fixed position regardless of what they are doing. I am stunned by how many riders of late seem to be genuinely […]

Beta Readers and Field Tests

One of my questions  my Fly By Night publisher never responded to was how to go about getting a couple of beta readers for my manuscripts. I have this peculiar and persistent idea that my instructions and stories on horse training should be tested to make sure that they are accessible, engaging, and usable before […]

Kikkuli Principles of Horse Fitness

Thank you for your interest in my blog. The information in this post has been incorporated into my series on horse training. Click here to see what books are available.   Summary of Kikkuli Principles Whatever Kikkuli intended to do under saddle, he did first by leading the horse (not in the same day – […]

Learn To See

By the time a horse begins to vocalize (groan) with pain IF they ever do make noise at all their situation is life threatening.  Noticing signs of pain , distress, and discomfort early on is vital in schooling and competition as well as horse keeping. Learn to see, not just look! Here are a few […]