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{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
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Lynn Palm On-the-Trail Training for the Horse Lynn Palm We have previously discussed important steps to prepare for training on the trail, including reading the horse Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Sage and Toby The Importance of a Solid Forward Cue Charles Wilhelm I believe that the forward cue is the most misunderstood and misused of the riding cues. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Melocco Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight “Does my horse have a sense of fairness?” Recently, one of my Interactive Academy members asked me this question Read More
{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
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