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Ask the Judge: bad transitions, crossing stirrups, dogs at horse shows 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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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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Perfecting The Rein-Back

When your mounted horse is backing calmly and well, his legs will be working together in diagonal pairs, his head and neck will be somewhat extended, his mouth will be closed, and his movements will be smooth, straight, and relaxed....

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Training Rewards that Work

Do you think patting and praising your horse (and even treats) are really effective as a training tool? You might be surprised....

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Impulse Control

Trainers Anne Gage and Lindsay Grice share solutions for 'lazy' horses....

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Horse Show Etiquette

It's that time of year! Show season, and you've trained long and hard to enable you and your horse to attend a show. Your coach has helped you prepare your riding skills, but what about everything else?...

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Staying On Track with Jenn Serek

Jenn Serek shares her tips for memorizing courses to give yourself the best chance to succeed in the ring...

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Benefits of Counter Canter

Lindsay Grice describes the benefits of using counter canter as a training tool....

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First (and Final) Impressions with Lindy Townley

In hunter and equitation classes, the way you start and finish your round can have a major impact on how you are scored. ...

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Ask the Judge: blocked view, replaced rails, essential items 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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