Sixty Days To Sixty

The idea of turning 60 hit me hard a few months ago.  I was trying to figure out how a person begins to plan the next, and maybe last, 20 years of life.  In the past, my next 20 years was going to be full of monumental life moments; my first born would turn 40, it would mark 20 years of living …

The YouTube Secret

About 6 years ago, I volunteered to make some informational videos for Lance Armstrong.  His foundation asked me to speak about topics related to horse riding and horse care.  These videos had to be three minutes long and they were filmed by a real movie crew.  The secret ??? They are posted on YouTube under my former name, Kathy Kentala.  It …

This Week’s Lesson is Free on YouTube

This week I’m highlighting one of my most popular lessons available on YouTube.  Almost 200,000 people have viewed the lesson titled Seat and Legs.  My YouTube subscribers report that this lesson has really helped them build a solid riding foundation. This lesson teaches horseback riders how to correctly position their lower body while riding.  Seat and Legs is just one of my …

Riding a Perfect Circle

Have you ever noticed how much time trainers spend on their horses doing circle work?  Have you ever wondered why we would put so much effort into riding perfect circles?  When a horse and rider are able to create a perfect circle, the horse is getting the maximum benefit of the minutes spent in that shape.  One of my all-time …

Horseback Riding Lesson 2

Horseback riding lesson 2 is a more challenging lesson for beginners who have experience riding and feel confident at the walk and jog. I hope many of you have tried riding to one of my lessons.  I was teaching my student, Kaci, last night, and she said she rode to lesson 1 during a practice session on her horse Smarty. …

Building Your Foundation

Welcome to Riding Horses With Kathy Slack. I’m excited to offer you personalized coaching as you build your horseback riding foundation. Each week I’ll feature a great lesson that will guide you on a journey to better riding. Do you already know how to ride? Are you enjoying success as you reach for your goals? Or, could you use a …