1Choose Good Gear
2Break Out the Bowtie
3Consider a Grazing Muzzle
Here are 10 hints for practicing over logs and poles to help you perform better in ranch riding and ranch trail classes.
Check out these tips for exercise strategies your old guy will enjoy and benefit from.
Age is just a number, at least when it comes to these six senior horses.
Use my best lead-change drill to sharpen your horse’s lead change or banish bad habits, such as leaning into the change.
At 22 years young, this multi-talented gelding is now showing a new generation what it takes to become a champion. more
Watch Chics Smart Lena compete in the IRCHA Open Two Rein event.
Why does your horse play with his bit? And how can you stop it? Brad gives a few examples of what you can do to stop your horse from playing with his bit.
Do you know when you should use bell boots on your horse? Brad explains why he uses bell boots and when he uses them on his horses.
Do you know what a bit's purchase is? Brad Barkemeyer explains why the bit's purchase is one of the most important parts of your horse's bit.
It's not always black and white when it comes to riding, it's about what works best with your horse.
Improve your rollback before your next show by using Brad Barkemeyer's rollback drill.
Before you try this exercise, be sure you've practiced Brad's backing-up exercise, outlined here.
See why Brad recommends leaving your splint boots off your horse when you're riding and it's hot outside.
How do you clean your cinch or leg boots? When should you buy a new saddle pad? If you take care of your gear, it'll last you a long time. See what Brad recommends doing when it comes to gear...
Don't say whoa all the time. Break it up to where the horse has to respond from your feet, or just by pulling on the reins, or doing nothing else besides saying whoa.
Before you try this...
Learning to ride in your 60s poses unique challenges, but nothing you can’t overcome—with the right attitude.
Is flatulence a sign of extra trouble in a horse with heaves? Might a hay steamer help?
You imagine what your horse might ask out loud—if only he could talk.
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