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Develop Control Over Both Ends of Your Horse

Try this pivot exercise to help develop control over both ends of the horse....

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The Meaning of Impulsion

In dressage terms, impulsion usually refers to the forward driving power of the hindquarters. Reiners know impulsion is about responsive forwardness coupled with the equal desire to stop. Most recreational riders don’t think about it at all!...

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Ask the Judge: falls, pulling up, hunter derby format 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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Game 6: The Sideways Game

I often tell people that the better a horse goes backwards and sideways, the better he does everything else. Or, you could think of it as, the worse he goes backwards and sideways, the worse he does everything else....

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Lunging with Feel Part 2

Anne Gage explains how to get the most out of your horse’s lunging time, focusing on contact, true bend and quality transitions....

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Ask the Judge: rain gear, large classes, loose horses 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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Horsemanship Basics with Josh Nichol

Solve common training issues using Josh Nichol’s style of horsemanship....

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Introducing Single Flying Changes with Albrecht Heidemann

First appearing at third level, the flying change quickly becomes the most frequently performed exercise in tests from fourth level to grand prix. ...

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Improving the Extended Trot

Esther Mortimer and Harper MacKenzie explain how you can build the foundation towards a great extended trot. ...

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Developing Straightness with Josh Nichol

It doesn’t matter if you and your horse run barrels, compete in cross-country or if you simply enjoy the idea of a trail ride; wherever you’re headed, it is always nice to get there in a relatively straight line....

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