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Western Riding

Horse Illustrated covers anything you can think of related to western riding, including how-tos, tips from experts, discipline specifics, and more. Disciplines included are: western pleasure, western dressage, reining, speed events like barrel racing, and cattle events like cutting and team penning. Many riders start out riding in this style, especially in the Western states, and then progress into one of the disciplines above. Some of the topics covered include introducing your horse to cattle, how to ride the rollback, how to cue the lope, how to go bitless, selecting a hat for the show pen, showmanship, and much more.

Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls

Trick riders at work are a sight to behold. Watching them swing around, perform handstands, and dangle inches from the…

2 weeks ago

Podcast Episode #5: Breakaway Roping, Brooke USA and Bolder, Braver, Brighter for Sept 28, 2021 by Straight Arrow Products

In the fifth episode of The Horse Illustrated Episode of Horses in the Morning, sponsored by Title Sponsor Straight Arrow…

3 weeks ago

Breaking the Mold: Breakaway Roping with Jackie Crawford

Along the short end of the arena sits an enclosed play area filled with toys, a small trampoline, Tonka tractors…

3 weeks ago

How to Do Super Sliding Stops in Reining

The sliding stop is reining’s signature maneuver. The horse runs at top speed down the length of the arena, and then…

4 weeks 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…

1 month ago

Developing a Stylish Freestyle Reining Routine

Preparing for a freestyle reining routine requires more than hitting play on a fast-paced tune. Here, champion-earning freestyle performer and…

5 months ago

Episode 1: Riding Every Breed, Van Hargis, and Dream Horse Mysteries for May 25, 2021 from Title Sponsor Straight Arrow Products

In this inaugural podcast episode of The Horse Illustrated Episode of Horses in the Morning, sponsored by Title Sponsor Straight…

5 months ago

How to Get More Speed on Your Barrel Racing Pattern

The winner at barrel racing horse riding isn’t solely the run with the fastest possible time. Today’s barrel racing competitions…

5 months ago

Learning the Circle Slow-Down in the Reining Arena

  So much happens in the middle of the reining arena: The center spot often marks where to change leads…

6 months ago

Western Training: Developing a Soft Feel in Your Horse

A “soft feel” can mean many things to a horse person. From the rider’s ability to communicate with the horse…

7 months ago