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Mastering The Three Seats

There are three seats a rider should master to become effective and versatile – the full seat, the half seat, and the deep seat. Laura Tidball-Balisky describes each and when they can best be utilized....

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Maximizing the Course Walk with Michele Mueller

One of the most important preparations at a horse trial is the cross-country course walk. ...

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De-Spooking the Dressage Horse with Wendy Christoff

Spooking is a natural behaviour in horses, which are programmed to be on the alert for predators....

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Riding Bending Lines with Jenn Serek

There are three different approaches to riding a bending line: the direct track, the natural track, and the outside track. Which track you choose really depends on a great number of variables. ...

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Off Season Routines to Sweeten the Sour Hunter/Jumper

Lindy Townley shares her secrets to keep horses and riders sound of body and mind during the off season....

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Lungeing Part 1: The Basics

The weather is terrible. You're recovering from an injury. Or maybe you're bored with riding around and around the same old arena. What do you do when you can't (or don't want to) ride your horse, but he still needs some quality exercise?...

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Transitions, Transitions, Transitions

Carlos Tabernaberri explains how to achieve smooth, powerful and controlled transitions from one gait to another. ...

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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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How to Transition from Snaffle to Curb Bit

Lindsay Grice explains the why, when, what and how of transitioning from a snaffle to a curb bit....

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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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