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Break Out the Bowtie

by Jennifer Paulson Use this bow-shaped pattern to keep your horse engaged, soften his body, and elevate his shoulders. Read More


Thrifty Summer Fun

by Jennifer von Geldern Enjoy your horses this summer, while keeping an eye on your budget. Read More


Special in Every Way

by Jennifer von Geldern What does it take to make a good therapy horse? Meet five stellar examples. (Bonus: Learn if your horse could make the grade.) Read More


Horse-Sale Videos: Take One

by Bob Avila I’ve been on both the production and the prospective-buyer ends of sale videos. Learn from my experience to make a better video—and watch a sale video critically. Read More


Take Time to Shine

by Adam V. D’Agostino Don’t cram your show prep into one stressful session. Instead, spend time each day leading up to the event for a sparkling turnout. Read More


Hidden Hazards of the Trail

by Heather Smith Thomas Backcountry riding has a lot to offer, but only if you’re prepared for its possible dangers. Here are eight backcountry bugaboos to watch for and ways to safely navigate them. Read More


‘Swing’ for Shoulder Control

by Taylor McIntosh Good control of your horse’s shoulder improves your riding and ups your in-saddle confidence. Read More


Be Training-Barn Wise

by Bob Avila Common courtesy goes a long way to maintain a positive, professional experience at your trainer’s barn. Read More


Top Five Conditioning Flubs

by Barb Crabbe, DVM Is it time to get your horse in shape? Learn about five common conditioning blunders—and how to avoid them. Read More


Sit Better, Ride Better!

by Lynn Palm Be an effective rider, not a ‘pretty statue.’ Pro Lynn Palm shows you how. Read More


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