Lauren Woodard - Author at HorseConscious - Beyond Horsemanship
About the author

Lauren Woodard

On horseback since a toddler, Lauren's been training and teaching for over 30 years. She has many years of formal training in hunter/jumper and dressage with Gran Prix and occasionally Olympic caliber trainers. She also lived on a working cattle ranch in AZ for 3 years learning about and moving 2000 head of cattle around. Working with all breeds and any discipline from hunters, jumpers, trail/endurance, pleasure and barrel racers, Lauren has a particular fondness for the challenges of working with and training rogues, renegades, spooks and knuckleheads. Exceptional Horsemanship is Lauren’s version of results oriented learning to be better for your horse and with your horse. She has the ability to observe what is happening between horse and rider and the background to teach the skills and positions required to remedy the less desirable aspects and obtain the results you’re striving for. Lauren has written two books “Curbside Service, Change the Way You and Your Horse Think About Each Other” and “Balky, Balky, I Ain’t Goin’ “ available from Amazon in print or Kindle. And you can catch up with her stuff on her website. www.exceptionalhorsemanship.com

Share

Start Your Horsemanship At 50!

By Lauren Woodard

Most every week a woman will say to me – “I’ve always loved horses but my parents wouldn’t let me have one.” Or, “I had a horse when I was younger but…” Sometimes, with that second sentence goes to a scary place. There was an ‘incident’. Maybe it was physically painful such as a fall or broken bones and […]

Share

Greatest Threat to Your Horsemanship – Part 3

By Lauren Woodard

Read Part 2 here… We must re-think the process. Few are interested in hearing the boring reality about what it takes to succeed. People will buy bogus quick-fix solutions all day long, but don’t want to hear that the way to build their horsemanship is to work hard for a long time and never surrender […]

Share

Greatest Threat to Your Horsemanship – Part 2

By Lauren Woodard

Read Part 1 here… Solution? Thinking differently! The word of the current age, the word everyone professes to want, the word that sounds so right, the word that drives me flippin’ nuts because it’s the word that people don’t even consider the definition of when they say how badly they want it. Wow. That’s a […]

Share

The Greatest Threat to Your Horsemanship?

By Lauren Woodard

Ahhh… a lovely gallop in the desert. Your horse is relaxed and soft as she moves deftly along the trail easily bending left and right around the shrubbery and cactus. Her head is at a great angle, not too high, not too low as she navigates… bridle-less. Perhaps a dressage horse with a delicate canter […]