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The Start Box, Minus the Hysterics

Before you tackle the first cross-country fence on course at an event, there's one initial factor that might present a challenge for you and your horse: the start box. ...

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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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Certifiable Knowledge

The USHJA's Trainer Certification Program not only preserves the American System of Forward Riding but also offers guidelines that are essential for a career as a trainer....

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The Happy Athlete Part 1

Can you accurately identify equine psychological well being? In this first of a two-part series, equine psychologist Antonia Henderson explores why our own understanding of a horse's happiness is prone to error. ...

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Impulse Control

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

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The Hows and Whys of a Winning Position

Lindsay Grice offers tips on how to improve your position in the saddle, from head to toe....

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Basic Western Lead Changes

Good lead changes are extremely important in reining and western riding classes, and require a lot of knowledge and practice. ...

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Using Consistent Leadership to Overcome Pushy Behaviour

Carlos Tabernaberri says pushy behaviour on the ground leads to undesirable behaviour under saddles. Learn how to step up as a leader in order to set your horse straight....

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Ask the Judge: poor footing, stand-by order, modern hunter jumps 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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Getting the Most from a Clinic

Clinics can be valuable additions to the training program you have with your coach. A clinician brings a fresh set of eyes, and might explain things in a way that sheds new light on an exercise or a problem....

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