Horse Shows

The yearling longeline class provides a showcase for up-and-coming English and western pleasure horses and an opportunity for the owners of these young horses to participate in horse show events. In order to compete successfully, these immature horses must...
If you've been riding for awhile, chances are great that you've found yourself traveling down the wrong training path at some point in time. Perhaps you incorporated a training technique into your routine that resulted in horse behavior that...
"I don't just do it for the money," chuckles Mike Flarida, a top National Reining Horse Association competitor. Flarida says that the money is nice, but it's just the icing on the cake. "I truly enjoy riding the horses." Red-Hot SportWhy...

Show-Ring Turnout

You ride into the arena and look around you, taking in all the beautiful western pleasure horses groomed and saddled to perfection. Suddenly, you see yourself in the reflection of the arena windows. You are sitting on your beautiful...

Placing in Western Pleasure

Western pleasure looks ridiculously easy from outside the ring. If it's done right, it can appear as if the rider is sitting comfy on a remote-control horse. But if you've ever had to maneuver your horse through a crowded...

Tack Advice for the Show-Ring

What does the judge want? That question is on the minds of all competitors as they enter the arena. We asked two nationally respected judges what kind of picture they like to see from riders showing in front of...
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