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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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Developing Suppleness, Straightness and Balance

Carlos Tabernaberri explains why developing a supple horse is crucial to achieving straightness and balance under saddle....

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Safer Ponies, Safer Kids

Developing ponies and their riders through groundwork, problem-solving and bonding exercises for more successful relationships....

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The Mounting Drill with Steve Rother

Get the tools to teach your horse to deliver himself to you for mounting, in the first of a series of foundation training exercises with Steve Rother....

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Improving the Halt on Centreline with Karen Pavicic

Karen Pavicic was a member of Canada's 2007 Pan Am Dressage team as the travelling reserve with her horse, Lionheart. A Level III dressage coach, she has trained a number of horses and riders to success at the FEI levels. Currently long-listed for th...

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Crazy Eights Circle Exercise

Sharpen up your horse’s skills with this effective circle exercise....

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Ask the Judge: rider attire, leading horses, ridiculous requests 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 Warm-Up for a Better Ride

Anne Gage shares simple tips for making the most out of your pre-ride warm-up....

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Perfecting the Pirouette with Crystal Kroetch

On her ten-year-old Hanoverian gelding Lymrix, Crystal Kroetch was a member of the silver medal-winning Canadian Pan Am Games Dressage Team in Guadalajara, Mexico, in October 2011. A Level III Dressage Coach, she has trained numerous horses and rider...

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The Educated Hand with Lindy Townley

Achieving an educated hand could be construed as the most difficult of all the lessons to learn as a rider. ...

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