Articles - training

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Bombproof Your Horse Part 2: Lunging and Long-Lining

Groundwork is an important part of training with many uses. You can lunge for short periods or long-line a horse that is too young or unfit to be ridden.

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Conquering Ditches, Drops & Banks

How to safely introduce these cross-country obstacles.

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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.

By: Randy Roy
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Preparing Babies for the Show Ring with Prue Richardson

A successful career on the line can improve a horse's chances at being noticed by perspective buyers.

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Starting Youngsters Right with Jim Elder

Jim Elder describes his method for starting his three- and four-year-old horses over fences.

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Ask the Judge: reverse trot, counter-canter at a jump, judging at the ingate and more

When you're in an equitation on the flat class and asked to reverse at the trot, what should you do? Find out what Randy Roy has to say.

By: Randy Roy
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Christilot Boylen on Introducing Piaffe

Christilot Boylen made history at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo when she became Canada's first Olympic dressage competitor at the age of 17. The six-time Olympian has also won the individual gold medal at three Pan American Games.

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Ask the Judge: correct way to enter the ring, correct diagonal and more

Always enter at your best gait, and before the class is called to order, show off your best gait. Keep reading for more of Randy Roy's show tips.

By: Randy Roy
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Please Like Me

A horse learns to trust you based on your relationship together. A horse learns to like you through your communication and leadership.

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Solving Common Training Issues

Most of these training issues can be resolved by going back to basics and establishing relaxation and balance through correct bend.

By: Anne Gage