Articles - training

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A Year of Firsts: The All-Important First Ride

Josh Nichol shares tips to help prepare green horses for mounted work.

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A Year of Firsts: Introducing the Saddle with Josh Nichol

Josh Nichol provides an introduction to saddling with advice on preparing young and inexperienced horses as well as fixing horses with saddle issues.

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Redefining the Rein with Josh Nichol

Josh Nichol reminds both English and Western riders the purpose of reins and how to use them effectively.

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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.

By: Anne Gage
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Robin Hahn: Overcoming Mid-Season Eventing Setbacks

No matter what the discipline, nearly everyone who competes has experienced a setback partway through the season. Learn how to overcome them with Robin Hahn

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Ask The Judge: model/line class handler position, rewarding your mount and more

Are you a handler in a model or line class. Where does the judge want you to stand so that you're not obstructing his or her view?

By: Randy Roy
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The Return of the Hunter Derby

The resurgence of the hunter derby in North America represents a return for show hunters to the style and brilliance reminiscent of traditional field hunters.

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Chasing the Elusive Clear Round – Danny Foster

During his days as a member of the Canadian show jumping team, Danny Foster rode around some of the top show jumping courses in the world.

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Ask the Judge: wearing boots, gag snaffles, disruptive behaviour and more

It pays to know the rules and proper hunter etiquette

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Finding the Right Balance

Improve your position and develop an independent seat.

By: Anne Gage