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{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Lynn Palm Palm Partnership Training ™ Lynn Palm In previous articles we have reviewed important steps to prepare for training on the trail, including reading the horse to recognize his inner energy level and working with him to release it Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Balanced Horse Balance and Collection Charles Wilhelm We often hear the words “balance” and “collection” along with a variety of methods of achieving these goals for our horses. There are many different opinions on this broad subject and the Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Julie Goodnight Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight At each of my clinics, my attention first turns to the horses’ tack to check for fit, adjustment and function. When it comes to saddle fit, my eyes always go to these three parts Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Charles Wilhelm on Sophia What is a “Broke Horse?” - Part II Charles Wilhelm Last month we talked about some of the problems horses can exhibit and the different standards that are applied to determine a “broke horse.” We discussed what a broke horse is not: Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Julie Riding Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight When I was a kid, horses and ballet lessons were the only non-school activities I did. I went to the barn every single day to ride my horse. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Lynn Palm Palm Partnership Training ™ Lynn Palm Palm Partnership Training ™ Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} resistance to canter Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight What do you do when your calm and cool horse doesn’t want to move out at the trot or canter? Resist the urge to peddle and make sure your horse will listen to your cues. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Charles Wilhelm on Sophia What is a “Broke Horse?” Charles Wilhelm We hear the term broke horse and sometimes it has a negative connotation as if it is describing a horse with a broken in spirit. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Lynn Palm Palm Partnership Training ™ - Get Results You Can Use! Lynn Palm This is a continuation of our series on “training outside the box.”  We have reviewed important steps to prepare for training on the trail.  Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Caelan The Way of Horses Eleanor Blazer Managing and Feeding the Weanling Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight Confidence is tough to regain after a fall. It’s much easier to work through your fears when you trust the horse you ride when your fears are still actively surfacing. Make sure that the hor Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Sage and Toby What it Means to Train a Horse Using Dressage Principles Charles Wilhelm Last month we covered the need for a solid forward cue, a responsive stop, a smooth back up, follow through and consistency. These are basic training principles needed for any discipline. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Lynn Palm Palm Partnership Training Lynn Palm In our last PPT Training Tips, “How to Put Your Horse in Balance Through Proper Bending – Part 2”, I reviewed what a correct bend of your horse’s body looks like, and the aids sequence used Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Horses are Survivors Julie Goodnight Have you worked with a rescued horse or a horse with abuse in his past? The lessons learned from working with these troubled-but-not-disposable horses are priceless. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Julie and her friend Lucy’s horse, Dodger. Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight Anyone who has ever invested in the stock market has seen this disclaimer: Past performance is no guarantee of future success. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Palm Partnership Training ™ Lynn Palm Have you ever ridden a horse on a curve or a circle and felt the horse speed up, lose his balance and not be able to follow the path of the curve or the circle?  Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Sage and Toby Feeding Treats Charles Wilhelm While I am not against feeding treats, I do think it is more appropriate and safer for treats to be put in a bucket rather than be given by hand. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Lynn Palm Building a Partnership with Your Horse Lynn Palm This is a subject that reminds me of our Western Dressage motto "Why Not?!" A saying I have said since I learned of the vast interests in Western Dressage at the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Ga Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} training fork adjust too short Why Do We Need All The Gadgets? Charles Wilhelm I think there is a lot of misconception about the many, many types of equipment available. There is a lot of equipment out there that we might not have a need for or want to use, or we might Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Sage and Toby Finding the Horse that is Right for You Charles Wilhelm There are many things to consider when you decide to buy a horse. There is a lot involved in owning a horse. You need to know what you may expect from horse ownership and the many responsibi Read More
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