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Heidi Melocco

Perfect Your Western Lead Change

In reining or working cow horse competitions, you’ll need to show that your horse can change leads on command while…

11 months ago


Master the Long Trot for Ranch Riding

"The extended trot, or the long trot, is the signature move of ranch riding,” says trainer and showman Aaron Ralston.…

1 year ago

Changing Herd Dynamics

As a horse owner, you know if your horse is the boss or at the bottom of the pecking order…

1 year ago

Groundwork with a Purpose

Getting to know how your horse feels by doing groundwork before a ride is a great idea. However, the groundwork…

1 year ago

Teach Your Horse to Drag a Log

A versatile ranch horse can do anything his rider asks—including pulling gear or livestock with a rope connected to the…

1 year ago

Changing Riding Disciplines

The type of saddle you first sat in does not need to be your last. Changing riding disciplines can help…

1 year ago

Guide to a Smooth Reining Rundown

To reach the point in the reining arena where you’ll slide to a stop, you must first build up speed…

2 years ago

Overcoming Difficulties as a Para-Equestrian

Sitting squarely in her black dressage saddle, para-equestrian Holly Bergay picks up her reins and prepares to train a young…

2 years ago

Master Riding Over Logs

Will your horse ride over logs easily and with interest? In popular ranch riding classes, log obstacles are part of…

2 years ago

No Bridle, No Problem: Is Riding Bridleless Right for You and Your Horse?

If you’ve been to a horse expo, you’ve probably seen a bridleless riding demonstration. The lack of tack looks like…

2 years ago