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Lunging with Feel Part 2

Anne Gage explains how to get the most out of your horse’s lunging time, focusing on contact, true bend and quality transitions....

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Finding the Perfect Distance with Ryan Roy

A good distance is different for every horse, whether a hunter or jumper. ...

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Dressage: Get Correct and Connected

It is not very often that one has the opportunity to ride with an Olympic champion, but in the spring of 2014, Leslie Reid did just that - twice. ...

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Ask the Judge: reprimanding your mount, penalties for”playing” and more

Randy Roy is a senior international judge and course designer. He is the author of eight books, including his newest, Viewpoint. He owns and operates Hunters Glen Show Stable in King, ON, with his daughter, Ryan Roy. ...

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Ask the Judge: black stirrups, breastplates, open mouths 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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Riding a Final Four with Bobbie Reber

The challenge of riding an unfamiliar horse over a course of fences is presented at the World Championships, in many equitation finals, and also recently at Spruce Meadows in the Final Four jumper series. ...

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Forward Thinking

A confident canter with impulsion and balance is the foundation of a good jump and a good course. Impulsion is power....

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Reconsidering the Round Pen

Don't be fooled, it's not a magical space. The round pen is a training aid that should be used with caution, experience and understanding. ...

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Ask the Judge: the walk, large classes, pulled shoes 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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Improving the Front End Over Fences

A horse that jumps with a visually appealing front end - forelegs high and tight in front of the shoulder with square knees - is the standard for good style and marks the beginning of a jumping arc that influences how the hind end will follow....

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