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Groundwork Games

Make the most of winter with five fun groundwork exercises from trainer Lindsey Partridge....

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Bitting: Time for a Change?

Hunter/jumper coach Hyde Moffatt details the signs that indicate your horse might need to move up, down, or out altogether in the bit department....

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Walk This Way

Dressage judge Justin Ridgewell believes the walk is one of the most difficult gaits due to its lack of natural forward movement, and is worthy of attention within your regular schooling routine....

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Resisting the Lure of the In-Gate

One of the most difficult behavioural vices with which to deal in a show horse is in-gate sourness....

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Improving the Quality of the Canter with Diana Burnett

While a strong gallop eats up the cross-country course, a quality canter is imperative to score good dressage marks and have the rhythm and balance needed for stadium jumping. ...

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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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Ride a More Accurate Dressage Test

Better accuracy means better marks, with Cara Whitham....

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Ask the Judge: correct way to enter the ring, correct diagonal and more

Randy Roy is a senior international judge and course designer. He is the author of eight books, including his newest, Viewpoint. He owns and operates Hunters Glen Show Stable in King, ON, with his daughter, Ryan Roy....

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Preparing Babies for the Show Ring with Prue Richardson

To watch weanlings and yearlings compete on the line at the biggest breeding events in North America is to witness a superb display of manners that puts many seasoned show horses to shame. These babies are the product of a training and handling syste...

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10 Tips for Brilliant Cross-Country Rounds

Rebecca Howard shares some tried-and-true strategies that will help you ride safely and effectively cross-country....

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