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Interval Training for Eventers with Jessica Phoenix

Interval training - commonly used by human athletes - is repeated sets of exercise interspersed with periods of rest that allow your horse to recover his pre-working pulse rate before you go to the next interval. It strengthens your horse's muscles a...

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Develop an Effective Show Warm-Up with Wendy Christoff

The well-known adage that you should be schooling at home one or two levels above where you are competing holds true. ...

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How to Improve Your Horse’s Ground Manners

Teach your horse to stay out of your bubble....

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How to Warm-Up for a Better Ride

Anne Gage shares simple tips for making the most out of your pre-ride warm-up....

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Navigating a Keyhole Jump with Michele Mueller

The keyhole obstacle, as the name suggests, requires horses to jump through a 'hole' often carved out of brush. It doesn't usually make an appearance on course until the preliminary or higher levels....

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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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Ride With Flair and Finesse (part 4 of 4)

Collection & refinement...

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Game 7: The Squeeze Game

What do horse trailers, jumps, starting gates, bridges, starting boxes, wash racks, water obstacles, stall doors and narrow passes on a trail all have in common? Getting your horse in them, through them, over them or out of them are all Squeeze Games...

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Cross-Country @ Home

With a little imagination and a few props, you can create - in your ring at home - reasonable facsimiles of many of the obstacles you and your horse will encounter on a cross-country course. ...

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Ask the Judge: rider attire, leading horses, ridiculous requests 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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