Trainer's Tips

by Brent Winston, head trainer, Harmony Equine Center Last year, the staff here at Harmony had the opportunity to ride many different horses that came to the center for rehabilitation and training, and to help a lot of people who adopted those horses learn to ride. And while we rode horses of different breeds, personalities, […]

by Brent Winston, head trainer, Harmony Equine Center Often when I’m asked to help someone who is having an issue with his horse, I find that the problem originated on the ground and the symptoms are coming out in the saddle. In most cases, it boils down to the simple fact that our horses just […]

by Brent Winston, trainer, Harmony Equine Center As I have been out riding this summer, I have noticed that a lot of people struggle with some of the same issues I used to struggle with. One of those issues is standing tied. It’s not uncommon for horses to pull back while standing tied, whether at […]

by Brent Winston, head trainer People often ask me about a training issue they’re having with their horse or wonder how to get their horse to perform a certain task. Without being able to see the horse or coach the rider through the task, it can be difficult to answer. However, I have concluded that […]

by Brent Winston, equine trainer Wow, what a start to the year! With the unseasonably warm weather and longer days, many of us are getting the urge to take our horses out and ride through the beautiful Colorado landscape. However, many of our horses have been not doing much all winter—and with most horses, this […]

by Brent Winston, head trainer Over the years, I’ve had numerous conversations with folks telling me they have trouble stopping their horses. I often hear, “I’ve tried this bit, I’ve tried that bridle, and nothing seems to get my horse to stop.” If you have this problem, you’re certainly not alone—but in order to correct […]

by Brent Winston, equine trainer Well, it’s that time of year when we’re all excited to get out and enjoy the great outdoors on our horses! Some of us ride around our neighborhoods, some of us trailer to horse shows and various events, and others pack up and hit the trails. No matter your source […]