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Dale Rudin

Help Your Horse Overcome Fear

Fear has safeguarded equines against predation for millennia, but it’s an unwelcome guest when you have plans in which your…

6 years ago

Controlling a Reining Horse’s Speed

Q: When I ask my reining horse to do large, fast circles, he takes off and I can barely slow…

6 years ago

The Story of Zena

One of my horses is a pretty Quarter Horse mare I met when she was 3 years old. Zena is…

6 years ago

Tie-Downs for High-Headed Horses

Q: I was told to use a tie-down because my horse is high-headed. Is this a commonly used training correction…

6 years ago

Video: Why Horses Bite

With those sharp teeth, massive jaws, and mighty muscles, we can count our lucky stars that most horses have no…

6 years ago

Video: How to Ride on a Loose Rein

A horse’s reins are often associated with the steering wheel of a car, yet they function quite differently. Unlike a…

6 years ago

Ask the Expert: Teach Your Horse to Back Up

Q: My horse is perfect to ride in every way except she won’t back up. When I ask her to,…

6 years ago

Ask the Expert: My Horse Pulls When I Ask for a Stop

Q: My horse pulls on the reins when I ask him to stop. How can I fix this? A: If…

6 years ago

Stop See-Sawing on the Bit

Q: I was told to see-saw my horse’s bit when he lifts his head. He drops it, but then he…

6 years ago

The Things Trainers See

I think my greatest natural talent as a trainer/instructor is a keen power of observation. This is ironic since my…

7 years ago