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Western Pleasure

Tail Extensions for Western Show Horses

Everyone wants a gorgeous tail in the show-ring. Once you get to the bigger stock-breed shows, tail extensions are common.…

6 years ago

My Horse Bends to the Outside

Q: My western pleasure mare travels canted along the rail and bent to the outside of the circle. I’m only…

6 years ago

Neck Reining Tips

Carla Wennberg, coach of the 2013 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association reserve national champion western team from St. Andrews University in…

7 years ago

Neck Reining Dos and Don’ts

  While neck reining is not necessarily a complex skill, it is one that requires basic training. If you want…

7 years ago

Ask the Expert: Smoothing out the Lope

Q: My 6-year-old Quarter Horse mare is very difficult to get into a lope. She usually just goes into an…

8 years ago

Fixing the One-Way Horse

Q: A few months ago I bought an older horse that had spent the last few years as a trail…

9 years ago

Horsemanship How-to: Help Your Horse Hold the Canter

Maintaining a balanced, consistent, and controlled canter on the correct lead presents enough challenges. But what if your horse has…

9 years ago

Horsemanship How-to: Sit the Jog Better

Part of the allure of riding western is sitting astride a slow-legged horse as it moseys along at a jog.…

9 years ago

Horsemanship How-to: Line up Like a Winner

A horse show class can seem like a marathon torture session, especially if you’re aboard a cranky horse or trying…

9 years ago

Video: AQHA Western Pleasure Judging

Learn what western pleasure judges are looking for and see some of the common faults of gait that you should…

10 years ago