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Getting Some ‘Go Go’ in Your ‘No Go’ Horse

Anne Gage shares fixes for common riding errors that block horses' natural movement....

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Lungeing Part 1: The Basics

The weather is terrible. You're recovering from an injury. Or maybe you're bored with riding around and around the same old arena. What do you do when you can't (or don't want to) ride your horse, but he still needs some quality exercise?...

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Techniques to Prevent Horses from Bolting

When a horse is gripped by fear, he is dangerous. Learn techniques to prevent your horse from bolting and how to perform an emergency stop if he does take off....

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Harness Your Horse’s Mind

Steve Rother shares an exercise for developing focus and understanding in horses under saddle, to help improve the horse and rider connection....

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Off-Season Overhaul with Erynn Ballard

Use the winter months to take stock of where you're at and correct all those bad habits you picked up over the summer show season....

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Straight Shootin’

Steve Rother demonstrates an easy way to encourage horses to travel straight under saddle at all gaits....

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7 Tips for a Top Show Season

We spend hours preparing ourselves and our horses for horse shows - riding, grooming, conditioning, cleaning tack ... and the list goes on. Some riders focus only on winning a shiny trophy or chasing points, but there is much more to be gained by tak...

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Improving the Front End Over Fences

A horse that jumps with a visually appealing front end - forelegs high and tight in front of the shoulder with square knees - is the standard for good style and marks the beginning of a jumping arc that influences how the hind end will follow....

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One Go-To Confidence-Building Gymnastic with Jenn Serek

Gymnastics are a fundamental training exercise that have as much use at home as they do to sharpening skills in the warm-up ring at shows. ...

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Ride a Winning Hack Class with Ryan Roy

A winning show hunter is highlighted in the hack class, where judges are looking for classic movement in all three gaits, pleasant manners, and the all-important 'wow' factor....

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