German Martingale

by Al Dunning Get to know this training tool that’s been part of my program since I was a youth rider. Read More

Chin Straps

by Al Dunning Find the right chin strap depending on your event, your horse’s age, and the type of signal you need to communicate. Read More

Reel Him In

by Al Dunning Draw reins improve your horse’s collection for better self-carriage and handle. Read More

Saddle Pads Made Simple

by Al Dunning Think you know everything there’s to know about saddle pads? Think again! Brush up on your knowledge for a happier, more comfortable horse. Read More

Get a Handle on Hackamores

by Al Dunning Hone your horse-headgear knowledge, and learn the ins and outs of the traditional hackamore. Read More

Cued in With a Cavesson

by Al Dunning Use this headgear to up your training game and get your horse honed in on your cues. Read More

Western Back Cinches: Key Facts

by Al Dunning For safety’s sake, select, use, and clean your saddle’s back cinch with care. Read More

Training Hackamores for Finer Feel

by Al Dunning Improve your horse’s feel on the trail or in the arena by learning to use, fit, and care for a training hackamore. Read More

Breast-Collar Buff

by Al Dunning Learn the ins and outs of breast collars to become a specialist on this popular piece of riding equipment. Read More

Driving the Cow

by Al Dunning Use this exercise to keep your horse alert and focused when boxing a cow. Read More

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