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Western Riding

Slow and steady wins the race, right? However, a lackadaisical horse isn’t always a good thing. When you feel like your legs will fall off from constantly nudging your horse along or you’re frustrated with his lack of response,...
Western horses are ridden in both snaffle bits and curb bits. Snaffle bits work via direct pressure while curb bits employ leverage. Young or green horses are typically started in a snaffle bit and should learn the basics...
Few things are more annoying than a horse that tosses his head under saddle. It’s hard to focus or get your horse to pay attention, and an irritated horse can’t do his job well. Frustrated with your horse’s head-tossing?...
Horses can buck out of fear, pain, or because they have an excess of energy. Depending on the situation, you may want to bring your horse to a walk or stop when he starts bucking, but often the...
Posting can be useful when long-trotting to build a horse's condition or for novice riders still working on balance Instructor Darla Walker-Ryder explains how to correctly post the jog or trot. When to sit the trot or jog,...
The rollback is a distinctive reining maneuver designed to showcase the performance horse’s athletic ability and willingness to be guided. A fast approach, showy sliding stop, snappy 180-degree turn on the haunches and an explosive takeoff are all important...

Sidepass Solution

This article was originally posted on April 17, 2015 Q: I’m having trouble getting my horse to sidepass. He wants to go forward, backward, or sideways with his body crooked. How can I get him to do it correctly? A: The...
Is your horse a whiz at speed events, but tough to slow down when you want a calmer ride in the arena? If you ride a horse that was once a barrel or gymkhana star, he may want to...
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Earn Your Spurs

Spurs can seem like a ubiquitous piece of any horseman’s gear, but they’re not always necessary—or even desirable. Certified Horsemanship Association Chief Executive Officer Christy Landwehr shares her litmus tests for incorporating spurs, with advice on proper usage. Are You...
Knowing how to balance correctly on your seat bones can be tough for new or inexperienced riders, but it’s important to learn. As the old rhyme goes, the seat bone’s connected to the leg bone; the leg bone cues...
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