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Visualize Your Way to a Better Sitting Trot

Shannon Dueck explains how to use your body properly through both physical and mental exercises in order to ride the sitting trot comfortably....

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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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9 Tips for Eventing Dressage De-Stressing with Kristi Newman

Your event horse thrives on galloping and jumping in the cross-country and stadium phases, but dressage may be a different story. Instead of being relaxed and obedient, your horse gets tense and excited, resulting in a less-than-stellar dressage ride...

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Back in the Saddle Tatiana Dzavik: Hanging Tough

A survivor is defined as 'a person who continues to function or prosper in spite of opposition, hardship, or setbacks.' Tatiana Dzavik, who has risen through the showjumping ranks from high-profile junior to successful adult professional, is a true s...

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Reliable Canter-Trot Transitions with Shannon Dueck

The transition from canter to trot is one of the only movements that is in both the training level test 1 and the grand prix test. ...

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Resistance: The Root of all Problems

In order to fix resistance in your horse, you must become a detective....

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Spooking on the Trail

Here’s a question I get asked all the time: “what should I do when my horse spooks on the trail?” The very first thing I recommend is to ask the question a little differently: “What can I do to better prepare myself and my horse so he doesn...

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Demystifying the Half-Halt

Leah Wilkins helps clear up some misconceptions surrounding the half-halt....

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Ask the Judge: kids’ hair ribbons, half-seat, walking equitation courses 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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Dressage for ADHD Event Horses

Your event horse may be bold cross-country and a capable stadium jumper, but falls apart during dressage. He may get anxious or rebellious, spooky or distracted and tune you out completely....

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