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Horse Stretches for Cool Downs & Improved Recovery

Get more out of your cool down routine and kickstart recovery by including these stretches as part of your horse’s daily workout regimen.

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Winning Dressage Warm-Ups with Tina & Jaimey Irwin

Jaimey and Tina Irwin are two of Canada’s top dressage riders and trainers. In the first of two articles, they explain their approach to dressage warm-ups.

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Training to Win with Reade Baker: Coming Back from Winter Break

In this first installment of “Training to Win” with Reade Baker, the veteran Thoroughbred trainer shares his insights on techniques and strategies.

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Reach Your Competition Goals with a Yearly Training Plan

Implementing a Yearly Training Plan can help you and your horse attain your equestrian competition goals by focussing on precise weekly objectives.

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Braving The Weather for Horse Racing’s Spring Training

Canadian racehorse trainers are set to brave unpredictable spring weather to get horses ready for the start of this year’s racing season.

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Starting 2-Year-Old Racehorses is a Delicate Business

Thoroughbred trainers aren’t usually quick to share their secrets, but training young horses is a delicate business, so here’s some advice.

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Self-Carriage: Grace Without Brace

In part one of his 2019 series, Josh Nicol explains what self-carriage means, how to achieve it and why when you do, it’s like floating on a cloud.

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Building a Better Dressage Horse with Stephen Clarke

Stephen Clarke shares tips for training dressage horses, with emphasis on effective use of aids, while encouraging responsiveness and maintaining balance.

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Lateral Thinking with Charlotte Dujardin

Charlotte Dujardin presents a series of lateral work exercises to improve suppleness, straightness, transitions, and the quality of the gaits in horses.

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Building Confidence in Your Horse

Try these two desensitizing exercises from trainer Josh Nichol to help your horse learn how to deal with unexpected with confidence.