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Setting the Cross-Country Pace

One of the keys to successful cross-country riding is having a sense for pace and completing as close as possible to optimum time. ...

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Bitless? Why Not!

Have you ever wondered about going bitless? ...

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Bombproof Your Horse Part 2: Lunging and Long-Lining

Find out how lunging or long-lining your horse over or near obstacles can aid in the bombproofing process. ...

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Ask the Judge: illegal tack, misbehaviour, equitation jump quality and more

Randy Roy is a senior international judge and course designer. He is the author of nine books, including the most recent, Heads Up! An Everyday Guide For You and Your Horse. He owns and operates Hunters Glen show stable in King, ON, with his daughter...

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Taking Poles in Stride

Lindsay Grice offers advice for teaching your horse how to cross poles with proper technique and timing. ...

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Your First Event: What to Expect with Kelly Plitz

You've practiced dressage, jumped some stadium courses, and schooled over cross-country obstacles. But are you and your horse ready to compete at a horse trial?...

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A Year of Firsts: The All-Important First Ride

Josh Nichol shares tips to help prepare green horses for mounted work....

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The Perfect Halt

While a good halt is particularly important in dressage, riding coach and judge Kitty Bowland says there's no real difference in judging halts in the different disciplines. 'A square halt is a square halt.'...

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Dressage: Get Correct and Connected

It is not very often that one has the opportunity to ride with an Olympic champion, but in the spring of 2014, Leslie Reid did just that - twice. ...

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Back to Basics: A Pre-Season Reboot with Cindy Ishoy

Cindy Ishoy gets back to basics with this pre-season set of exercises focusing on rhythm, suppleness, and contact....

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