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Conditioning Strategies for All Horses

How to assess fitness and develop a conditioning plan to suit your horse and your goals....

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How to Transition from Snaffle to Curb Bit

Lindsay Grice explains the why, when, what and how of transitioning from a snaffle to a curb bit....

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Ask the Judge: hunter and equitation class expectations 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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Conquering Ditches, Drops & Banks

How to safely introduce these cross-country obstacles....

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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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Rule The Ring: Avoiding Costly Mistakes with Alison Banbury

Alison Banbury that if you want to rule the ring, know the rules....

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Riding at The Royal: Indoor Intimidation

After a summer of outdoor shows, moving indoors to a tournament as big as the Royal can be pretty unnerving, especially for a first-timer. Jill MacRae offers some tips for de-stressing and preparing yourself and your horse. ...

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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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Building a Better Piaffe

Grand prix rider, trainer, and coach Jeremy Steinberg has two pieces of advice before you try to master the piaffe: take a high school physics class and read the FEI rule book....

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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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