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Warm Up for Horsemanship

by Brian Henry Get your body ready to assume the horsemanship position with these exercises. Read More


Learning Lead Changes

by Casey Deary Teach your young horse to change leads the easy way to avoid future frustration. Read More


Work the Square

by Will and Elizabeth Knabenshue, Set up four cones in a square for endless opportunities to refine your horsemanship and your horse’s guide. Read More


Stop With the Cow

by Brad Barkemeyer The stop sets your horse up for success when boxing a cow. Read More


Ranch Riding Square Corners

by Laurel Walker Denton Executing a square corner in a ranch riding pattern requires a different kind of finesse than a regular horsemanship pattern. Learn the nuances here. Read More


Drop the Stirrups

A few simple exercises while riding without stirrups will boost your strength, stamina, effectiveness, and confidence. Read More


Back the ‘L’

by Mark Stevens Test your horse’s backing skills and response to leg pressure by working the L-shaped back-through. Read More


Circle Up Safely

by Brad Barkemeyer Stay in position when finishing a cow horse run, and both you and your horse will stay safe and possibly earn credit for your score. Read More


Self-Carriage Refresher

by Lynn Palm Get a mental picture of how your horse’s frame and tempo affects his way of going so you can be successful in Western dressage or other cross-training disciplines, like ranch riding. Read More


Sidepass Around a Corner

by Mark Stevens Up the ante on a basic maneuver by challenging your horse to sidepass a 90-degree angle. Read More


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