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Groundwork Boredom Busters

Rather than going stir-crazy in the arena this winter, get out of the saddle and try these in-hand exercises. Hyde Moffatt tells how....

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Ask the Judge: receiving instructions on course, further testing 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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What’s Your Horsemanship Training Style?

A look at four different approaches to horsemanship and training....

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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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The Positive Use of Pressure

Using well-timed pressure in a non-threatening way can help your horse learn....

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Turns on the Forehand with Shannon Dueck

Although it is no longer a movement in lower-level dressage tests, the turn on the forehand is a wonderful exercise for training the horse and educating the rider. ...

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Christilot Boylen on Introducing Piaffe

Christilot Boylen made history at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo when she became Canada's first Olympic dressage competitor at the age of 17. The six-time Olympian has also won the individual gold medal at three Pan American Games. ...

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Preventing Unwanted Canter Lead Swaps

Anne Gage shares tips for preventing unwanted lead swaps....

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Tips for Learning Dressage Tests

How you memorize your tests depends on what kind of learner you are. ...

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12 Tips for Safe Foal Handling

Even the simplest interactions with humans during the first weeks of a foal's life can be important to its later training. Also, how "extreme imprinting" can be detrimental to the mare-foal bond and even the foal's health....

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