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Bounce, bounce, bounce! Sometimes trotting can seem very bumpy and fast — especially if the horse has long strides and is extremely springy. But you can't refuse to ride a horse just because he's got a bumpy trot, can...
It happens to everyone once in a while. You ask your horse to canter and off he goes — on the wrong lead! His outside foreleg reaches out farther than his inside foreleg, and his canter feels unbalanced. If...

Gridwork

If you love popping over fences, you are guaranteed to like gymnastics—sometimes called gridwork. Gymnastics are jumping exercises that benefit both you and your horse. You set up a line of carefully spaced fences and poles (a grid) and...

Horse Clubs For Kids

Got some time on your hands? Feeling a bit bored? Why don't you join a club! There are lots of horsey clubs to join-and even if you don't have a horse, you can still sign up and have fun....

Boots and Bandages

If you've been riding for a while, you've probably noticed that some horses wear boots or bandages on their lower legs. These boots and bandages are for protection. Sometimes a horse needs to be protected from himself. Because of his...

Saddle Seat Riding

If you ride hunt-seat style, it's easy to forget that there are lots of other kids who ride western or saddle seat style. Let's meet a talented reader who loves putting on her bowler hat, buttoning up her long...

Friends with the Farrier

If you have a pony or take care of one, you'll know that the farrier is one of the most important persons in his life. Sure, you feed him and the vet gives him shots to keep him healthy,...
It's a wonderful feeling when you and your favorite horse fly over a big fence together. It's Young Rider's goal to make sure all of our readers are terrific jumpers, so we've got 20 tips that will help you...
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