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Pain and Gain: AQHA Welfare Concerns

A lawsuit against the American Quarter Horse Association has sparked debate over training methods and judging decisions in the western pleasure arena....

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Retraining the Rescue Horse

Josh Nichol shares advice on dealing with trust issues and overcoming other common challenges faced by rescue horses....

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Ask the Judge: refusals, cell phones, thank yous 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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The Solution To Your Riding Issues with Josh Nichol

Understanding the link between resistance and training difficulties....

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Creating the Will to Try with Steve Rother

Steve Rother explains how to set your horse up for success and encourage a ‘try to try’ attitude....

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Speed Control at the Lope & Canter with Kitty Bowland

Riding a horse with no brakes is a terrifying experience. ...

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Get Balanced: Riding Without Stirrups

Riding without stirrups can be an excellent way to improve your seat, but be careful not to do it at your horse’s expense....

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Horse Show Etiquette

It's that time of year! Show season, and you've trained long and hard to enable you and your horse to attend a show. Your coach has helped you prepare your riding skills, but what about everything else?...

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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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