Colleen Archer

Articles by Colleen Archer - 14 results

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Breeding

The Miracle of Minis

Kim and Ken Keill live on a small farm outside Renfrew, Ontario, where for the past 12 years they have bred and raised miniature horses.

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Training

The Ins & Outs of Reining with Nancy Pratch

Reining had its start on working cattle ranches where cowboys had to gather, move and hold cattle on the open range. Keep reading for more information.

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Training

The Perfect Canter depart

If you take riding lessons, your coach will at some point teach you the common basic aids for cantering from the trot. They are: 1) First, e

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Miscellaneous

The Chance: Helping Unwanted Horses

Ten-year-old Abbi Burton and fifteen-year-old Lacey Jo Edge live many miles apart and in different countries, but they share one thing in co

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Training

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 hal

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Training

Rocking the Jog

The reality for most people, however, is that achieving a show-worthy jog means lots and lots of hard work. Learn how to achieve that jog here.

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Training

Basic Western Lead Changes

Good lead changes are extremely important in reining and western riding classes, and require a lot of knowledge and practice.

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Hoof Care

Winter Hoof Care Woes

When it comes to winter hoof care, “one size doesn't fit all,” says Doug Butler, Ph.D., CJF, FWCF and author of The Principles of Horseshoeing.

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Training

Perfecting The Rein-Back

When your mounted horse is backing calmly and well, his legs will be working together in diagonal pairs, his head and neck will be somewhat

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Training

10 Show Ring Etiquette Tips

Riding coach and judge Kitty Bowland shares some important show etiquette tips.