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Avoiding Anticipation in the Walk-to Canter with Karen Pavicic

Like the halts on centreline, the walk is a movement where good technical execution almost guarantees a good mark, regardless of the horse's athleticism....

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Desensitizing Methods 101

Some good and not so good ways to make your horse more confident....

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Finding Frame

Find out the meaning of "putting your horse in a frame" and how to achieve correct posture under saddle. ...

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Long-Lining for all Ages and Stages with Hyde Moffatt

Long-lining is an extremely beneficial exercise for horses at all ages and stages of development....

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An Investigative Look at the Science Behind Natural Horsemanship

A psychologist with a specialty in learning theory and equine psychology and behaviour explores the methods of three of the greats of this movement (Monty Roberts, Pat Parelli and John Lyons) and explains what the research tells us about their claims...

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How To Teach Back Up

Lindsay Grice shares tips for achieving a resistance-free back up, an often overlooked component to a smooth ride....

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8 Ways to Engage the Hind End

No matter what discipline you ride, a horse that leans on your hands is not properly engaging his hind end, which will impact your dressage marks or his turning and jumping ability....

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How to Improve Your Test Scores Part 2

Four FEI judges examine dressage's upper level tests and how to ensure you earn as many marks as possible. ...

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Teaching Your Horse At Liberty (part 2 of 4)

Liberty skills teach you to become better at your body language with horses, because you begin communicating with them in language that they understand....

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Rocking the Jog

Don't risk getting spun due to poor showmanship skills...

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