Horsemanship Articles and Videos

{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Jec Ballou Jec A Ballou - Improving Your Horse's Proprioception Jec A. Ballou Proprioception is about a horse’s balance and coordination, but on a deeper level, it refers to a horse’s ability to improve his own way of going in any moment. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} American Competitive Trail Horse Association What is the American Competitive Trail Horse Association? Carrie Scrima Everything you wanted to know about the American Competitive Trail Horse Association. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Gymkhana Holly Ricotta - Barrel Bonanza: The Basics of Gymkhana Holly Ricotta Holly Ricotta, a Barrel Racing Champ, explains the basics of gymkhana. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Jane Savoie Jane Savoie - Meet the Trainer Kathleen McFarren Jane Savoie is one of the most recognized names in dressage, and for a good reason. Her accomplishments and the breadth of her influence are impressive. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Jec Ballou Jec Ballou - Way to Go: The Two Phases of the Warm-Up Jec A. Ballou This month, I want to address the critical but often aimless portion of everyone’s workout known as the warm-up. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Trail Travels - Wild Horse Camp in Southern California Sherli Leonard A look at a Wild Horse Equestrian Camp in the San Bernardino Mountains. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Trailer-Loading Practice Ken McNabb It is vitally important that you take the time to work with your horse before you need to go somewhere in the trailer. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Craig Stevens - Work in Hand: The Benefits Craig Stevens with Mary Anne Campbell Craig Stevens explains why the work in hand is Important and the benfits of work in Hand. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} NorCal Equine Rescue - A Second Visit Kathleen McFarren We here at Ride magazine recently had the opportunity to visit NorCal Equine Rescue (NER). The organization was founded in 2003 by Tawnee and Jason Preisner. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} The FEI World Cup Finals - A Recap of Dressage Lynn McEnespy A Recap of the FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas, NV Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Handi-Riders - A Therapeutic Riding Program Alisa Bailey and MarChell Wolverton Handi-Riders provide equine therapy for people with physical, mental, and emotional challenges. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Jec Ballou - Way to Go: Get Ready to Gallop Jec A. Ballou This month we will discuss a crucial cardiovascular tool, one that also greatly loosens a horse’s spine: galloping. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Craig Stevens - Work in Hand: The Half-Pass Craig Stevens with Mary Anne Campbell One of the more difficult lateral movements is the half-pass, which, depending on where it is executed in the arena, has several names. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Craig Stevens Craig Stevens - Work in Hand: The Shoulder-In Craig Stevens with Mary Anne Campbell Craig Stevens explains the basics of the shoulder-in Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Trail Trials - A Family-Friendly, Easy-Going Event Cheryl Caldwell (a real-life trail trials judge) You can participate in Trail Trials, one of the fastest growing riding events today. Read More
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