Training

‘Stop and Drop’ for Ultimate Control

by Sarah Purdum Master this exercise, and your confidence in the saddle will reach a new level. Read More


What's He Saying?

by Sandy Collier Certain kinds of behavior are clear signals from your horse. Here’s what they mean, and what to do in response. Read More


Learning Lead Changes

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


What Makes a Legend?

by Bob Avila Hall-of-fame horses are few and far between. I was fortunate to ride one his entire career. Read More


A Fix for Head Tossing

by Jennifer Paulson End head-shaking on the trail—and at home—with advice from clinician Steve Stevens. Read More


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


Comes A Horseman

by Jennifer Forsberg Meyer California’s Benny Guitron learned the ropes in ‘the old school,’ and it’s shaped every facet of his being. Read More


Reinforce Responsiveness

by Robin Gollehon Here’s how to sharpen your horse’s responses to cues. Read More


A Day for a Winner

by Jennifer Paulson Riding lessons converged with fun and friendly encouragement in Washington at the first-ever Horse&Rider Win-a-Day Clinic, presented by Weaver Leather. 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


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