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Riding and Training

Stay Safe While Longeing

Sometimes we become so relaxed around our horses and so nonchalant about our daily routines, that we forget safety issues. For example, when longeing a horse it's easy to forget that we're in a very vulnerable position when we...

Better Pole Bending

Aside from barrel racing, pole bending is the most popular speed event in America. Throughout show season, at local competitions, gymkhanas and breed shows, you’ll find the top riders dashing through a set of six poles so fast it’s...

Round Pen Results

As a teaching tool, the round pen can be used to help a horse learn a variety of things. Here, Wyoming-based trainer Ken McNabb explains how to use the round pen to solve two behaviors that horse owners frequently...
Vaquero silhouette

The Vaquero Way

"The Vaquero method of training is a beautiful song,” explains Sheila Varian, “sung with the softness and beauty of the rhythm of the horse. It’s about the total harmony and togetherness of horse and rider.” Based on centuries-old traditions, the...
Dressage rider at a schooling show

Fixing Falling In

Circle too small, horse falling off the rail, rider cutting corner, horse weaving down the centerline ... Do these judge’s comments seem familiar? They do to many riders; and like many riders I’ve had them on my own score...
We’ve all experienced it: a horse that won’t give to the bit, pulls back when you ask for his head or just completely ignores your rein cues. Horsemen have a term for this syndrome—hard mouth. The term “hard mouth” conjures...
Horse refusing a jump

Stop Jumping Refusals

What happened? You were galloping down to a jump, your horse’s ears were up, and your eyes were analyzing the approach for a correct take-off spot. In your heart, you sensed a blue ribbon. But then, your horse made...

Cowboy Mounted Shooting

About the AuthorKim and Kari Baker are identical twins who raise Appaloosas on their Montana...
Here are some basic philosophies to keep in mind when jumping: Build confidence from the start. Never test a young horse's courage over fences; give him a chance to learn how to be brave in...
Riding the flat and running walk on a Walking Horse is like floating through air—it’s the ultimate ride,” says performance horse trainer Wendy Said, who has trained pleasure (flat shod) Tennessee Walking Horses, among other breeds, in Southern California...
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