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{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
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Julie and Dually Trust Is A Two-Way Street Julie Goodnight Trust Is A Two-Way Street Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Lynn Palm Improving the Walk Lynn Palm It probably comes as no surprise that a good walk is important in a trail horse. However, a horse with a comfortable, ground-covering walk is one that will be appreciated by real working cow Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} The Six Things I Always do When I Ride Charles Wilhelm Every time I get on a horse there are always six areas that I work on. This is true for both a horse that has just come in for training and for a finished horse. Every time I get on I work Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Notes From Julie Julie Goodnight An assignment from my first riding instructor—assembling a bridle from scratch—at first seemed like an easy task. But what seemed easy turned out to be daunting. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Having a well-trained pony that is the right size can help children learn skills Sharing Your Passion for Horses with Kids Julie Goodnight Sharing Your Passion for Horses with Kids Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Riding With Light Hands Charles Wilhelm I remember growing up and hearing that we must always ride with light hands and not pull on our horses. But what if the horse does not respond to a light rein and he pulls the reins through Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Eleanor Blazer and My Kustom Kruzer Deadly Feed Additives Eleanor Blazer "Tainted Feed Kills Horses" are headlines that appear too frequently. Is your horse at risk? Yes, if you purchase feed from manufacturers that use a drug called an ionophore. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Lynn Palm Building a Partnership with your Horse “Staying in Control” Lynn Palm Riders frequently ask how to stay in control in new situations. In fact, the most common question I am asked at clinics and featured appearances relates to training and riding outside of the Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} It’s About Time Julie Goodnight Most things in life that are important, take an investment of time—an education, a career, a relationship. Mastering a skill or a sport, starting a new business, overcoming setbacks; Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Mariah & Jess in the parade The Super Horse Charles Wilhelm A super horse is simply a horse that is versatile; it is a horse that can perform well in many areas. A super horse works well in the arena, goes safely out on the trail, Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Eddie Eddie’s New Saddle – How Saddle Fit Changes Over Time Julie Goodnight I bought Eddie in the spring of his 3-year-old year; he was a handsome and sensible youngster with a great pedigree. A very ‘typey’ stock horse, he stood 14.2 hands and weighed in at about 9 Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Lynn Palm Building a Partnership with Your Horse Lynn Palm Any time you are getting into a different discipline, it is important to know what tack is allowed in competition. The smart rider will research ahead of time to learn all the rules about wh Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Carole & Josie The Mature Rider Charles Wilhelm Most of the riders I work with are older ladies with the average age at around 52. They all want to have a good time on the trail, at events and in competitive riding. For them, and you, I r Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Lynn Palm Western Dressage: Understanding Basic Level Tests 3 & 4 Lynn Palm Now that you are moving forward, let’s go into more detail about the gaits you and your horse will ride when competing at the Basic Level. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} First Aid First Aid for Horses Julie Goodnight I’ve been taking care of horses for half a century and during that time I’ve seen hundreds of injured horses, from mild scratches to cuts that need stitches to deep-tissue lacerations, Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Make sure your horse is calm and relaxed before offering him his dinner Feed-Time Aggression Fix Julie Goodnight Help! What do I do, my horses are crowding me when I go into their pen to feed them and it’s just scary to have them so close and on top of me Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Charles with the Ball Having Fun With the Ball Charles Wilhelm You may have seen me use the ball or have seen it on my website. It is about 36 inches in diameter and made of colorful and very durable heavy-duty rubber Read More
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