Goal setting and horseback riding

Track Your Horse’s Weight this New Year

Some of the most popular New Year's Resolutions include losing weight, getting fit, saving money and eating healthful foods. I have found that horseback riding can meet all of the above resolutions. I seem to burn a lot of calories while riding and doing barn chores, thus helping me lose weight and stay fit. I save money since I am at the barn instead of the mall; I usually get hungry after riding, so I snack on my horse’s carrots and apples, resulting in eating healthful foods. It seems of all the New Year’s resolutions, losing weight is the most popular; barn chores and riding are effective...

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Mindy Price of Mon Cheval Training Center at CHC

Mindy Price of Mon Cheval Training Center offers dressage riding instruction and training from Training Level through FEI. She welcomes both young and experienced horses and riders. Price has earned a USDF Bronze and Silver medal and many national, regional and state championships at all levels of dressage and offers more than 25 years of training experience. Additionally she has coached several students to their bronze medal and her assistant trainer Ginger Coleman to her silver. Price utilizes classical methods that adhere to the training scale and take care to work each horses' individual...

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Setting Short and Long-Term Riding Goals

  When I go to the gym I have a standard routine which includes the elliptical machine for 30 minutes and then onto 20 minutes of weight training.   I alternate upper and lower body machines.  I have a set purpose with my exercise program. --> When I go to the gym I have a standard routine which includes the elliptical machine for 30 minutes and then onto 20 minutes of weight training.   I alternate upper and lower body machines.  I have a set purpose with my exercise program. But often when I ride I have no purpose.   I think Nico has learned this and tries to avoid hard work. ...

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