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Closeup of horse's eye

Look Me In The Eyes

Video created by Rachel Ehrlich featuring Chris Cervantes and his thoroughbred, Roxy who he adopted and started in 2013.

Young boy sitting in the dark looking scared.

Why I Lock My Doors (And Why You Should, Too)

My friend in middle school, Zach, used to live in a very big, three story house with a large wrap around porch in the back that extended the whole house length. Behind the house were woods with neighbors only on the both sides of the house. The whole back side of the house, on the same side as the porch, had nothing but huge windows and sliding glass doors. The windows extended from the living room, through the kitchen into the dining room. There were sliding glass doors in the living room and in the dining room as well. It was a perfect setting for a silent killer to watch, stalk, and kill a victim.

Trainer Chris Cervantes, enjoys a moment of bonding with a close stable friend. The horse remains relaxed, and reposed, a clear sign of complete trust and affection.

Horses Offer Us A Chance For Good Health And Good Times

Anyone who tells you riding is not a great form of exercise because the horse does all the work is someone who has probably never ridden a horse before. Riding horses is a great form of exercise, burning plenty of calories.

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Naughty Horse Or Bad Riding?

As a trainer, I hear riders blame the horse for not “liking” a certain lead, a particular fence, going on trail rides, or even a certain rider. There is always some convenient excuse to blame a horse for your own mistakes.

Horse bridles lined up on barn wall

A Bit of Advice About Bits

Many riders right off the bat will change bits to “fix” a problem, but how do you know if that is the best option really?

Horse in cross ties at barn

So, You Want A Career As A Horse Trainer?

You have been riding for years and now think you want a career as a horse trainer. Do you have a real idea of what the position entails? Chris Cervantes, professional trainer offers some words of wisdom about becoming a horse trainer.

Chris Cervantes with one of his students.

Average Salaries For Careers Working With Horses

You love horses and think having a career with horses would be a dream come true, right? But you are not sure your riding skills are up to becoming a trainer. No problem. Regardless of your level of riding, the good news is there are plenty of other ways to earn a living while enjoying horses.