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{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} horse Riding in the Moment Julie Goodnight One thing horses are really good at is being present in the moment. People, not so much. We tend to carry baggage from the past and stress about the future, but not stay present Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} figure 8 Training Figure 8 Pattern to Practice Bending and Turning Lynn Palm I’m going to give you an exercise to practice that uses both the turning and bending aids.  The pattern for this exercise is what I call a “training figure 8.” Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} sage and toby Handling a Horse That is Nervous at Shows Charles Wilhelm I received a question about a really nice thoroughbred off the track that does really well at home shies at everything when he is taken to a show. He is quiet at home but very nervous when Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Charles Wilhelm The Warm Up Charles Wilhelm Regardless of the discipline in which you ride, warm up time is important. Whether you ride for performance or leisure, the warm up routine should be the same. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} horse Top Five Concerns for Winterizing Your Horse I grew up in Florida, where the main riding season is the winter. Our main chore to get ready for winter was body clipping the horses, to get rid of the winter coat they were not going to ne Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} horse Tips for Trouble-free Trailer Loading Lynn Palm Trailering is a big step. Not only are we dealing with loading our horse into a trailer, we will be driving and maneuvering a large vehicle (like a truck or SUV) and towing our precious car Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} schedule Have You Ever Been Kicked? Julie Goodnight Julie Goodnight takes on topics you want to know more about in her online training library—part of her ever-expanding Horse Master Academy ( Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Charles Wilhelm Accepting Bad Behavior Charles Wilhelm I remember growing up and hearing that we must use light hands and not pull on our horses. However, when we kept our hands light on the reins, we did not necessarily communicate with the hor Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Lynn Palm Trouble-Free Trailer Unloading Lynn Palm Trouble-free trailer “unloading” is really quite easy… just reverse the steps used to teach your horse to load. Let’s start with your horse already loaded in the trailer, ideally with anoth Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Charles Wilhelm Feel and Timing Charles Wilhelm One of the current topics of discussion and an important part of horsemanship is timing and feel. For me it is more correct to say feel and timing. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} horse Does Your Horse Like You? Julie Goodnight Recently at one of my clinics, a rider told me that three different trainers told him flat-out that his horse did not like him. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Lynn Palm Trouble-free Trailer Loading Lynn Palm There is nothing more frustrating than having trouble loading your horse in a trailer. The way to avoid this is to take the time in the first place to properly teach your horse to load and Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Charles Wilhelm More on Western Dressage Charles Wilhelm Recently, there has been a lot of discussion in the media about western or cowboy dressage. I have also seen comments on Face book regarding making it a discipline. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type}  Photo by: The Whole Picture, LLC.” Three Common Mistakes that Erode Your Horse’s Trust Julie Goodnight Horses know good leadership when they see it because their lives depend upon it. We probably all agree that the ultimate relationship with a horse is one in which the horse looks up to you, Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Lynn Palm Reading Your Horse Lynn Palm Before we start training outside the box (a confined area), it is important to recognize and learn how to read the horse to tell if he has inner energy and playfulness that needs to be relea Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Balanced Horse Western Dressage Charles Wilhelm There have been many articles about western, or as I call it, cowboy dressage, by individuals well known in the western world. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Julie Goodnight Trust Your Intuition to Avoid Injury Julie Goodnight “Try That One More Time.” When it comes to horses, these words are often looked back on with regret. They’re often the words muttered right before something goes terribly wrong. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Make Your Trail Ride a Picnic Lynn Palm It’s time to apply all the great trail training we have covered to do a fun activity with your horse—going on a picnic. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} tarp The Need for De-Spooking Charles Wilhelm An interesting fact about horses is that while they can seem so smart and appear to learn so fast when we are consistent with them, the flight instinct can take over quickly. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Photo by: The Whole Picture LLC Getting Ready for the Riding Season—Top 3 Mistakes Riders Ma Julie Goodnight Getting Ready for the Riding Season—Top 3 Mistakes Riders Make Read More
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