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14 Tips to Safely Navigate the Horse Show Warm Up Ring

The horse show warm up ring is not for the faint of heart, particularly if you mostly train alone or in a small group. Learn how to make the most of it.

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How to Teach your Horse to Come to you When you Call

Teaching your horse to come when you call is not only a practical tool, it’s a fun ‘trick’ you can show off when your horse is at liberty.

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How to Cultivate Confidence After a Horseback Riding Accident

Being nervous to ride your horse sometimes is normal, but what can you do to get past it? Anne Gage offers advice on regaining your confidence.

By: Anne Gage
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Relational Horsemanship with Josh Nichol: The Power of Intention

Josh Nichol discusses the power of “intention” in horse training, and why it’s so important to be clear about what you want from, and for, your horse.

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Evaluating Your Strengths and Weaknesses as a Horseman

Josh Nichol discusses the importance of discovering your strengths and weaknesses as a horseman, in order to become a good leader for your horse.

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Understanding and Achieving Shoulder Balance Under Saddle

In part 4 of his series on self-carriage, Josh Nichol explains the importance of shoulder balance and how to achieve it, starting with a groundwork exercise

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5 Ground Exercises to Help Your Horse Achieve Self-Carriage

Part 2 of Josh Nichol’s series on achieving self-carriage features five simple ground exercises that will improve your horse’s mental and physical unity.

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Using Your Seat and Reins Aids to Help Your Horse Achieve Self-Carriage

Trainer Josh Nichol explains how to help your horse achieve self-carriage under saddle through correct use of the seat, leg and rein aids.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Teaching a Horse How to Jump

Trainer Anne Gage says teaching a horse to jump, especially if he is young or green, can be unpredictable. Here, she offers some advice on getting started.

By: Anne Gage
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Exercises for Teaching Your Horse How to Neck Rein

Trainer Jason Irwin shares exercises and tips for teaching your horse how to neck rein. Use these progressive steps to move to one-handed steering.