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Pole Practice

by Karen Banister Use ground poles to enhance your horse’s guide and response, as well as improve your steering and focus. Read More


Stretch It Out

by Laurel Walker Denton Master gait extension by understanding what it means and how to ask your horse to lengthen his stride for extended gaits. Read More


Circle Precision

by Andrea Fappani Use these two exercises to hone your horse’s circling ability and ‘guide.’ Read More


Find Your Center

by Mark Stevens Use this exercise to determine if you lean to the right or left in the saddle, then practice it in your weaker direction to get centered. Read More


Invisible Cues

by Andrea Fappani When getting your maneuvers solid, don’t forget that making your requests imperceptible to the judge should be part of the plan. Read More


Driving the Cow

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


Beat Lead-Change Anticipation

by Jennifer Paulson Use tactics to prevent lead-change anticipation, as well as reap other benefits. Read More


Off-Hand Gate

by Jill Newcomb Learn the correct way to work a gate from the ‘wrong side.’ Read More


Crack the Rollback

by Mike Berg Use this rollback exercise at home to ensure that you stay out of the penalty box when you go show. Read More


Slow Hand

by Shawn Flarida Learn to use your reining hand with maximum subtlety and feel; reining superstar Shawn Flarida shows you how. Read More


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