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Stirrups: To Cross or Not to Cross

Jenn Serek offers advice on whether to cross or drop stirrups in the equitation ring....

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Ask the Judge: blocked view, replaced rails, essential items 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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No Strings Attached: Liberty Training

Watching horses perform at liberty is often described as magical. Those who practice this type of training will tell you that asking a horse, who is bound to you only by respect, trust and playful curiosity, to perform a task and having him comply is...

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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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How to Halt the Horse That Won’t Stop

Anne Gage explains how to improve halt transitions. ...

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Ride a More Accurate Dressage Test

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

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Technique or Torture? Riding without stirrups, with Jenn Serek

Riding without stirrups is one exercise that will significantly improve your riding ability. Avoided by many due to its tendency to make even the fittest athlete sweat and be sore the next day, it is one whose payoff is worth tenfold what you are wil...

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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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Teaching the Automatic Release

The automatic release is a skill that has fallen by the wayside in recent decades, much to the chagrin of many of today's top riders and trainers. When executed correctly, it gives riders the advantage of a direct line of communication with the horse...

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