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How Can I Teach My Horse to Stand Still in the Cross-ties?

Trainer Lindsay Grice provides the steps for getting your horse to stand still in the cross-ties. ...

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Demystifying the Half-Halt

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

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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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Pain and Gain: AQHA Welfare Concerns

A lawsuit against the American Quarter Horse Association has sparked debate over training methods and judging decisions in the western pleasure arena....

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The Dominance Debate

The International Society for Equitation Science has released a position statement on dominance in horse training....

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Perfecting the Hand Gallop

Anne Gage shares tips to how correctly execute the gait between canter and gallop....

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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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Ask the Judge: cross-cantering, final circle, tail wraps 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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Train Smart to Avoid Distress

The first step in resolving conflict behaviours such as bucking, baulking, rearing, bolting, or leaning on the bit, according to equine cognition expert Dr. Andrew McLean, is to understand the cause, which is often confusion caused by inconsistent ai...

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10 Show Ring Etiquette Tips

Riding coach and judge Kitty Bowland shares some important show etiquette tips....

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