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Give Your Horse a Turning Tune-Up

Try Anne Gage's six steps to smoother corners....

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Improving the Extended Trot

Esther Mortimer and Harper MacKenzie explain how you can build the foundation towards a great extended trot. ...

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Chasing the Elusive Clear Round – Danny Foster

During his days as a member of the Canadian show jumping team, Danny Foster rode around some of the top show jumping courses in the world. ...

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The FUNdamentals with Brittany Fraser

Brittany Fraser shares tips for making dressage appealing to young riders....

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5 Fave Fixes

Most common riding problems aren't insurmountable if you have the right fixes....

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How to Improve Your Test Scores Part 1

Former international competitor and FEI judge Lorraine MacDonald offers tips to correct common, costly errors....

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Perfecting the Hand Gallop with Ryan Roy

Having spent the majority of her life in the show ring, Ryan Roy has perfected the art of the hand gallop. She shares some tips for executing this important and often under-performed gait which is incorporated into equitation tests, handy hunter roun...

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Lunge Like a Pro

Whether you lunge your horse for exercise, stretching, increasing fitness and muscle tone, gait assessment, or preparing a young horse for under-saddle work, it will help you build a rapport that is vital for later work....

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The Perfect Canter depart

If you take riding lessons, your coach will at some point teach you the common basic aids for cantering from the trot. They are: 1) First, establish a sitting trot and maintain a correct, deep position in the saddle. 2)

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Ask the Judge: applause for bad rounds, ring crew distractions and more

Randy Roy is a senior international judge, course designer and author. He owns and operates Hunters Glen Show Stable in King, ON, with his daughter, Ryan Roy. ...

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