Showmanship

Drop the Stirrups

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


Test Your Maintenance Mettle

by Bob Avila Are you doing right by your horse to ensure longevity in his showing career? Take this show-horse maintenance quiz to find out. 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


Train for Power Steering

by Bob Avila A solid start with a snaffle and mindful progression to a bridle will give your horse power steering for his entire performance career. Read More


Ride Form to Function

by Brad Jewett Become a more effective rider by focusing on your position in the saddle and how it influences your horse’s response. 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


Goals That Get You There

by Bob Avila My five tips for setting realistic goals will put you on the path to success. Read More


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


Mount Up Right for Safety, Confidence

by Steve Stevens How you mount your horse can set the tone for a safe, effective ride. Here’s how to get both you and your horse started on the right foot. Read More


Stop Right Now!

by Nancy Cahill Achieve a pretty, solid stop—every time—by understanding the mechanics of a stop and using this simple exercise. Read More


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