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riding


Western dressage

All western riding disciplines, from gymkhana and barrel racing to jumping and pleasure riding, can benefit from dressage’s time-honored lessons. Everyone should have access to the highest level of horsemanship …

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treeless saddles

Treeless saddles offer a lot of advantages, but they don’t work for every horse or rider. Find out whether or not you should consider investing in one.   Treeless saddles …

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Visualization exercises for riders

How mental imagery can assist you in becoming a better and more relaxed rider. Do you try too hard when you’re riding? Have you ever assumed the “perfect” position and …

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Crookedness in horses

Working to achieve straightness — and combat crookedness — will support health and longevity in your horse’s riding career. Like people, horses have a preference for using one side of …

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Saddle fit and girth choices

The girth directly affects saddle fit. Here’s how to find one that works for your horse. The girth is the most important saddle accessory because it directly affects saddle fit …

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creating equestrian trails for riding

Most horses and their riders enjoy a relaxing ride out on the trails. Good trails are a privilege, and how we treat them can make a big difference to their …

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Pilates for riders

Feeling stiff, weak or limited in your riding? Your fitness is just as important as your horse’s! Pilates, is a total body approach to movement, that can be helpful for equestrians …

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woman riding horse

Are you feeling stuck? Here are some tips to help you become a better student, and move forward with your riding. Why do some riding students move ahead more quickly …

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gentle giants horse rescue

Big horses have even bigger hearts. And so does the team at Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue. Though she grew up on a small Warmblood breeding farm, Christine Hajek was …

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lead changes

Are you and your horse getting stuck with lead changes? These tips will get you back on track and set you up for successful flying changes. Lead changes are a …

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