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In mounted games competitions, teams of five riders--four riding in each game--race against one another in exciting relays that combine skill and speed. Top riders go full speed--usually a gallop--through each race! However, mounted games offer divisions for riders...
Want to keep that effortless, balanced rhythm throughout your hunter rounds? Start by learning to adjust your horse’s canter stride on the flat. Here’s an advanced training maneuver from hunter/jumper trainer Greg Prince that will help you lengthen and shorten...

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The Ribbon Quilt Crafter

The horse show is over, your horse is put away and the trailer is unhitched. Now you’re left with an armful of ribbons. What can you do with that bunch of glossy satin? It should be something special, because...

Fence Maintenance

A secure gate attached to a safe and sturdy fence is the only barrier between your horse and all the trouble he can get into should he get loose–a compelling reason to check fencing carefully and often. Some fence...
Teaching a green horse his leads isn’t easy. Before you resort to running around in circles, stop and consider whether you’ve adequately prepared your greenie for this new lesson. Your horse should willingly move forward from your leg. Next,...

Arena Lighting

Having a great new arena is a dream come true, and being able to use it at night is a bonus. But you need to put as much thought into lighting the arena as you did planning it. Michael...
The biggest misconception about Standardbreds is that they don’t canter or gallop; in reality, only a few of them don’t. They have the same ability to perform the canter and gallop gaits as any other horse, but often from...
With the rising popularity of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association (MFTHBA) Versatility Program, many riders are seeking out ways to improve their performance. With 19 events to choose from, including gymkhana, speed events, jumping and more, there’s...
There’s something appealing about a horse with a long, thick tail. But what if your horse is a bit sparse in the tail department? Is there any hope? Maybe. It’s difficult to wage war against genetics. If your horse inherited...
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