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Establishing Contact and Impulsion

Carlos Tabernaberri explains the relationship between contact and impulsion. ...

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The Thinking Horseman with Josh Nichol

Train successfully by taking the emotion out of horsemanship and learning to understand your horse’s needs with Josh Nichol....

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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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Speed Control for Eventers with Michele Mueller

There are few greater thrills than galloping around a cross-country course - but an out-of-control horse is anything but a thrill to ride and poses a danger to itself and its rider. Successful eventing requires speed, but with complete control....

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What Does the Judge Want?

You've been training your horse for ages. You've even taken him to a show or two, only to come home empty-handed. Sure, participating is more important than winning, but you'd like to get a ribbon once in a while! One question runs over and over thro...

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Regrouping After a Refusal or Runout

Beth Underhill explains how to regroup mentally and physically after a minor disaster....

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Game 4: The Yo-Yo Game

Have you ever wished that your horse had more suspension, stopped easily with a light cue, could do a sliding stop, moved straighter or could back up quickly and willingly? The Yo-Yo Game is the key to developing all these things in your horse... and...

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Ask the Judge: switching leads before a fence, jazzed up 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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How to Improve Your Jumping Position Over Fences

Anne Gage shares tips for improving rider position over fences. ...

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Lungeing as a Training Tool with Amy Millar

Rather than just letting your horse run endless circles around you, use your lungeing sessions as a training tool....

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