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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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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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Avoiding Unwanted Lead Swaps

Lindy Townley shares tips for understanding and preventing unwanted lead swaps....

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What Coaches Expect from Students

No matter which discipline you ride, coaches have expectations of their students in order to make the learning experience pleasant and productive....

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Riding Dressage and the Big O(uch)!

For most of us, it is an unavoidable initiation into the sport of dressage. Sitting trot hurts. ...

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Improving Horsemanship with Equitation Science

More coaches and trainers are using a new equitation science based teaching tool to help students overcome horsemanship deficits from inexperience....

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Trailer Loading Without Trauma with Armin Arnoldt

We've all been there at one time or another: you're all packed up, ready to head out to the show ... and your horse won't load. Or worse still, you just bought a shiny new horse and you can't get him home. ...

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How to Halt the Horse That Won’t Stop

Anne Gage explains how to improve halt transitions. ...

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Training Outside the Box with Wendy Christoff

Of all the disciplines, dressage is the one most in danger of becoming boring or stale to both horses and riders. Finding ways to keep things interesting while still building toward one's goals will keep the daily ride interesting, but it also offers...

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Stallion Handling Tips with Armin Arnoldt

Dreamscape Farm in Langley, BC, is owned and managed by Armin and Jennifer Arnoldt. It is the home of over a dozen licensed Westfalian, Oldenburg, Hanoverian and Dutch Warmblood stallions, including Freestyle, Farscape DSF and Banderas. Visit their w...

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