Articles

Gincy is a frequent contributor to various publications dedicated to safe and horse-friendly riding instruction, including Riding Instructor magazine, the ARIA e-newsletter, and the Centered Riding newsletter. We are reprinting many of these articles here.

Note: In these articles, for the sake of clarity, the horse is always referred to as ‘he’ and the rider as ‘she’, a system Gincy learned from Mary Wanless. Apologies to any male humans or female horses who may be offended by this. (Those who think of horses as ‘it’ will not understand these writings.)

Too Many Beginning Riders Are Getting Hurt
Why Novice Riders Get Hurt, and What We Can Do About It
Part 1    Part 2    Part 3     Part 4     Part 5     Part 6     Part 7

Is Winning More Important Than Caring?
How can riders be persuaded to improve their riding? And, as long as they’re winning, why should they? Read article