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How to Teach a Winning Stop

Lindsay Grice explains how to perfect the halt....

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Putting Polish on Your Hunter Round

Bobbie Reber is a familiar face at horse shows throughout Canada and the US, having coached students for over 30 years. She operates Reber Ridge Stables at Milner Downs in Langley, BC, is a Level III coach and an international hunter and equitation j...

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Horse Whispering Demystified

Equine behaviourist Antonia Henderson, Ph.D., reveals the science behind horse whispering and questions the validity if its approach....

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The Thinking Horseman with Josh Nichol

Train successfully by taking the emotion out of horsemanship and learning to understand your horse’s needs with Josh Nichol....

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Perfecting the Hand Gallop with Ryan Roy

Having spent the majority of her life in the show ring, Ryan Roy has perfected the art of the hand gallop. She shares some tips for executing this important and often under-performed gait which is incorporated into equitation tests, handy hunter roun...

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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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Avoiding Refusals & Runouts with Jessica Phoenix

At 20 penalty points each, the last thing you want is a refusal on a cross-country course. ...

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Horses as Healers

Equine-assisted therapy is becoming more widely accepted as an effective complementary treatment for a host of mental health issues. So, what’s so magical about the horse? ...

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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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The Perfect Halt

While a good halt is particularly important in dressage, riding coach and judge Kitty Bowland says there's no real difference in judging halts in the different disciplines. 'A square halt is a square halt.'...

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