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Benefits of Counter Canter

Lindsay Grice describes the benefits of using counter canter as a training tool....

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How to Use Spurs Effectively

Learn how to use spurs properly to refine your leg aids....

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Take Clicker Training Under Saddle

Learn how to transfer marker training from groundwork to ridden exercises....

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Perfecting The Inside Turn with Erynn Ballard

A well-executed inside turn is a sophisticated skill and a show of a rider’s ability, balance, and timing....

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Flatwork Basics for Jumpers with Mac Cone

At one time a student of both Bertalan de Nemethy and George Morris, Mac Cone is a master of flatwork....

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Shaping The Side Pass

Lindsay Grice breaks down the side pass into small steps to help your horse learn to execute the movement smoothly....

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Stirrups: To Cross or Not to Cross

Jenn Serek offers advice on whether to cross or drop stirrups in the equitation ring....

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Trailer Loading Without Trauma with Armin Arnoldt

We've all been there at one time or another: you're all packed up, ready to head out to the show ... and your horse won't load. Or worse still, you just bought a shiny new horse and you can't get him home. ...

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Ask the Judge: bad rounds, petting mounts, red flags 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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Game 3: The Driving Game

Have you ever wondered how “horse whisperers” are able to magically communicate with horses from across a pen? With suggestions that are imperceptible, skilled horsemen are able to have a horse respond as if it were the horse’s instinct to do s...

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