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De-Spooking from the Ground

Armin Arnoldt suggests ways to overcome spookiness and replace it with calm curiosity....

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Shaping: Learning in Baby Steps

Equine psychologist Antonia Henderson explains how to make training any behaviour fun and easy by breaking the task down into small pieces and rewarding your horse for each success. ...

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Unlocking Inversion

How to release and round the hollow-backed horse....

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A Year of Firsts: The First Trailer Ride

Josh Nichol explains how to introduce young or inexperienced horses to trailering....

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Flatwork for Hunters with Bobbie Reber

The movement required to produce the effortless, balanced look of a classic hunter round is achieved through flatwork....

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Catch and Release

Armin Arnoldt of Dreamscape Farm in BC describes the methods he uses to avoid frustration and ensure safety....

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Fixing Spins

Lindsay Grice explains how to execute an impressive spin or turn on the haunches....

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Riding Turns and Corners with Diana Burnett

According to Canadian Eventing Team member Diana Burnett, cross-country courses used to be largely straightforward galloping tracks. However, modern courses now incorporate many turns and knowing how to ride them properly is an important skill. ...

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Walk: The Forgotten Gait with Hyde Moffatt

The walk is an often under-utilized gait that lays the groundwork for success in trot, canter and gallop work. ...

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Backing Up in Hand with Armin Arnoldt

Backing up is really not a 'natural' movement for horses. When at liberty, they are more likely to pivot and go than back up, if they can avoid it. ...

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