Free Rein

Working with horses and their people is a passion of mine. My educational journey in horsemanship and riding has been combined with my path of learning to teach people how to focus on energy, behavior and dialogue with their horses.

My style of horsemanship involves the well-being of the whole horse, thus the holistic approach to my training and care practices. I love investigating anything and anyone who claims to be for the good of the horse, as I am a forever student and continue to learn how to be the kind of human my horses want to work with! I will be sharing my findings in this blog.

I've also had the amazing opportunity to take part in a concept for a tv show, and my fingers are crossed that this project will take off. Until that happens, I direct potential clients to the pilot to give them a taste of what I?m all about. You can check out "Free Rein" at

Please note that the opinions and methods expressed on this blog are my own, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Horse Publications Group.

~ Jessica Fobert and Free Rein Horsemanship

Healthier Hooves Between Farrier Visits

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I Have Joined a Special Kind of Mom Club

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6 Ways to Develop a Connection with Your Horse

There is a connection between those of us who spend time with horses, whether it be for sport or pleasure. We have been inspired by their majesty, strength and powerful presence. Owning a horse, paying his board, feeding him and read more

Cheat Sheet to Better Horse Health

Many riders are aware of when their horse is feeling a little under the weather. The obvious signs can be easy to see, but I am going to outline a few simple, perhaps less obvious factors that I keep in read more

Watch and Learn from Your Trainer

Many riders who love their horses realize that they do not have enough time, enough knowledge or experience to help their horse develop to the level that the rider is seeking. Sometimes the best way to set both the horse read more

Back Into Shape for Spring

Spring is around the corner. The frigid temperatures will be easing off, and the thought of riding without toes frozen to the stirrups is refreshing! Some of our horses have become couch potatoes through the winter. The last thing these read more

5 Exercises to Strengthen your Horse’s Hind End

I come across many horses that have soundness challenges or general “hind end weakness” during horsemanship lessons and training. The majority of these horses are in the prime years of their life. At 10-15 years old, they still have many read more

My View of the New York Carriage Horses

In November 2015 I took a trip to New York for Equus Film Festival. There has been heated discussion around the well-being of carriage horses for several years in the city, and more debate was raised during the festival. Everyone read more

Equus Film Festival

In November, I had the great privilege of attending this year’s third annual Equus Film Festival, in New York. It was a wonderful opportunity to see some familiar faces from last year’s festival, as well as meet many new, amazingly read more

A Pony’s Journey

Every now and then I meet someone like Gus. Gus was a pony who I adopted several years ago, with the intention of developing his training and then selling to a good home. I began to see very quickly that read more

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