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Western Events

Ranch Riding Downward Transitions

Of all the ranch versatility events, ranch riding has gained the most popularity; it’s also become the most competitive. If…

1 month ago

Wally the Western Dressage Horse

If anyone could be labeled a hunter princess, it was me. For nearly four decades I strove for the perfect…

2 months 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…

3 months ago

Using Romal Reins to Improve Communication

A staple piece of tack for many West Coast western riders, romal reins can be a bit of a mystery…

4 months ago

American Saddlebreds Get Western

Years ago, if you attended a Saddlebred horse show, you could expect to see high-stepping, animated horses shown in saddle…

5 months 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…

7 months ago

Ranch Riding Rundown

Ranch riding tops the list as one of the most popular western show classes. The appeal? A class that riders…

8 months ago

Western Trail Class Dos and Don’ts

To score well in horse show trail classes, you must pay attention to details. Glancing in the wrong direction or…

9 months ago

Dress to Impress in Your Next Western Show Class

You’ve been practicing your maneuvers and getting your horse ready to show off his moves in western classes. But now…

10 months ago

Western Lesson: Introduce Your Horse to a Baby Pool

Baby pool water obstacles are common in trail classes. Plus, splashing in a baby pool is a great way to…

11 months ago