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Preventing Spooks with Steve Rother

Steve Rother explains how to deal with your horse’s fear by riding with a plan....

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Developing an Effective Upper Body

Laura Balisky provides tips for developing an effective upper body, for hunter/jumpers. ...

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8 Great Four-Pole Exercises

Only have four poles or jumps? No worries. Try these simple exercises at home – especially practical in small arenas or for breaking up the boring indoor winter routine....

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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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Redefining the Rein with Josh Nichol

Josh Nichol reminds both English and Western riders the purpose of reins and how to use them effectively. ...

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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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Taking Poles in Stride

Lindsay Grice offers advice for teaching your horse how to cross poles with proper technique and timing. ...

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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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Developing Expression in the Trot Half-Pass

Tips on improving the quality of this important gait with Karen Pavicic. ...

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Turns on the Forehand with Shannon Dueck

Although it is no longer a movement in lower-level dressage tests, the turn on the forehand is a wonderful exercise for training the horse and educating the rider. ...

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