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Signs of Release and Communication in Horses

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Releases and Communication

Horses communicate and show signs of release with small subtle expressions or movements.  Some will show big things like shifting the back end, yawning, licking and chewing, sighing or blowing or giving a whole body shake or even wanting to lay down and roll, and other stoic horses will only show a lip quiver, a sleepy demeanor, or not show anything at all until you are out of their space.  

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This mare became so relaxed that she relaxed her TMJ, Hyoid apparatus and her jaw where she was holding a lot of tension.

Benefits of Horseback Riding

Riding is similar but very different from other sports!


Here are key benefits:

  • It's an activity that burns calories!

  • It improves posture and core strength

  • Relieves stress and anxiety

  • Helps you socialize with like minded individuals!

  • Companionship with one of the friendliest and social animals!


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Adults can learn to ride too! Benefits include increased balance, confidence and of course enjoyment!!

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