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Standing Still for Mounting & Dismounting

Do you find yourself trying to climb into the saddle when mounting your horse because he won't stand still, or plotting a dismount on the move? If so, your horse needs to learn a basic lesson, says 2012 Olympic eventer Michele Mueller: that 'whoa' me...

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Building Balance and Connection with Half-Steps

Two-time Olympian Jacquie Brooks walks riders through half-steps, an important building block in a horse's education for the piaffe and passage, and the transitions between the two....

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Jump into Dressage

Whether at a show or just to break up the monotony of a long winter indoors, this mix of dressage and jumping can be a refreshing and challenging addition to your training program....

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The Essential Home Course

Peter Holmes is one of Canada's most respected and sought-after course designers. He has designed tracks at some of the biggest competition venues in North America, as well as Australia, New Zealand, and England. ...

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Game 1: The Friendly Game

This is a first in a series examining the Seven Games and their role in establishing leadership as well as building a language between you and a horse...any horse...

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Ask the Judge: cross-cantering, counter cantering, judges’ booths 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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Bitting: Time for a Change?

Hunter/jumper coach Hyde Moffatt details the signs that indicate your horse might need to move up, down, or out altogether in the bit department....

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Ask the Judge: reverse at the halt, broken lines, cheering 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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Dressage: Get Correct and Connected

It is not very often that one has the opportunity to ride with an Olympic champion, but in the spring of 2014, Leslie Reid did just that - twice. ...

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Training Programs for Jumpers with Jenn Serek

Experience, age, and stage require huge variations when it comes to the intensity of training programs. Here are two detailed week-by-week sample schedules for horses and riders during show season....

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