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Disciplines

Horse Illustrated publishes content about a variety of horse disciplines. The various disciplines covered include: cattle events, dressage, driving, endurance and competitive trail, eventing, halter and showmanship, horse racing, hunter/jumper, reining, saddle seat, speed events, vaulting, and western pleasure. This overall category showcases articles from all covered riding types, and our subcategories breaks down the topics in the individual riding styles. Find articles that can help with training within those disciplines, news, true stories from competitors, and more within each subcategory. We love highlighting real people with their stories of triumph and tribulations, so that every rider can learn from others’ experiences.

Gracie Elliott Dreams About Competing at the NAYC

Young Rider Gracie Elliott realized her dreams of competing at the North American Youth Championships (NAYC) and shares her story.…

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English Lesson: How to Stop Ducking While Jumping

Have you been accused of ducking over jumps? If so, you’re not alone. Ducking is a common bad habit. It…

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Western Lesson: Slide Your Horse into Sidepass

The sidepass is a maneuver that shows up in most trail courses and some horsemanship patterns. Knowing how to move…

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Baby Steps: 3 Steps to Introduce Your Horse to Jumping

Like many equestrians, you may dream of jumping your horse. The sensation of piloting your horse while he takes flight…

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The Need for Speed: Improving Your Barrel Racing Runs

You’ve been running barrels for a while now: You know the pattern. Your turns are solid. Your seat is stable.…

2 months ago

Improving Your Dressage Seat Equitation

Dressage seat equitation is a little different than a regular dressage test. In dressage equitation, the focus will be on…

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In Front of the Leg: Training a Better Response to the Leg Aid

The beautifully trained dressage horse is so attuned to his rider that his response to the lightest leg aid is…

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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 months ago

Amberley Snyder: Walk, Ride, and Rodeo Star

Growing up, Amberley Snyder, star of a rodeo movie on Netflix, competed in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and…

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