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Heidi Melocco

Developing a Stylish Freestyle Reining Routine

Preparing for a freestyle reining routine requires more than hitting play on a fast-paced tune. Here, champion-earning freestyle performer and…

1 year ago

How to Bond with your New Horse – Tools for Trust

What can you do to bond with your new horse? After horse shopping for months, you found him—the perfectly seasoned…

1 year ago

Learning the Circle Slow-Down in the Reining Arena

  So much happens in the middle of the reining arena: The center spot often marks where to change leads…

1 year ago

Rain Ready: Introduce Your Horse to a Rain Slicker

Will your horse allow you to pick up and swing a rain slicker? The noise and fast-moving fabric on both…

2 years ago

Stretch Your Horse For Better Health

As a horse owner, you rely on your partnership with your veterinar- ian to keep your horse healthy and moving…

2 years ago

Tips on Improving Your Western Showmanship Skills

You’ve seen sleekly groomed western showmanship horses with expert skills move in sync with their handlers while outfitted in halters…

2 years ago

Box Me In: Learn How to Box a Cow

Try it once. Cattle work can be addictive. Once you’ve learned how to quietly ride into a herd and you…

2 years ago

Listening for Better Control Over Your Horse

Good horsemanship means having control over your horse’s body and knowing that your horse will listen to your cues. To…

3 years ago

At the Water’s Edge: Teaching Your Horse How to Cross Water

Even if your horse is great at splashing through puddles around the barn and navigating arena obstacles with water, he…

3 years ago

Introducing Your Horse to Cattle

If you haven’t worked cattle before, you may envision the fast moves seen in the movies, like stunt doubles galloping…

3 years ago