Western Pleasure

Charging Up the Lazy Horse

Once upon a time Sparky was one fired-up horse. Responsive, alert, ready to do what his owner asked. Now, Sparky acts more like a fouled spark plug sluggish, unresponsive and hard to get going. Then there's Garfield, who was never...

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...