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{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
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Lynn Palm Training on the Trail: The Spooky Horse Lynn Palm We are continuing our series on “training outside the box.”  To review, we have discussed important steps to prepare for training on the trail, Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Charles Wilhelm Can all horses be trained? Charles Wilhelm For over 30 years now I have specialized in working with problem horses and starting colts. I do have horses here at the barn that are shown in Western Pleasure, Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Julie Goodnight Feeding Transitions in the Spring Julie Goodnight My horses claim about 10 of our 15 acres of land, which you’d think would be plenty for half a dozen horses. Our house, barns, arenas, offices, Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Lynn Palm Trail Training: Dealing with the ‘Hot’ Horse Lynn Palm What is a “hot” horse? I am not referring to a horse’s body temperature; I am referring to a nervous horse. This is the horse that is tense and moves quickly. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Charles Wilhelm The Importance of Communication With Your Horse and Trainer Charles Wilhelm In communication with your horse, one of the first things to understand is that the horse thinks differently and speaks a different language than you do. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} graze Avoiding Feed-time Frenzy Julie Goodnight If you keep your horses at home, you’ve probably already developed a routine that makes your job efficient and keeps the horses happy. Read More
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