Training

Nail Your Approach

by Brad Jewett ‘Plus’ your trail course by improving your performance between the obstacles. Read More


Ranch Riding Presentation

by Jennifer Paulson Trainer and clinician Laurel Walker Denton offers the finer points of presentation for ranch riding classes, from tack to rider turnout. Read More


Obstacles? Bring ’Em On--Your Horse Will Love It

by Jennifer Forsberg Meyer Work over obstacles can make your horse more supple and willing, plus vastly improve your horsemanship. Check it out—even if you never ride a trail. Read More


Gallop Poll: A Trend to Tout?

With this survey, we want to know which of four trends in the Western horse world you’re most pleased about. Please take the poll below, then check the survey’s results in the March 2017 issue of Horse&Rider. Read More


#RideWithBrad: Why Does He Play With His Bit?

Why does your horse play with his bit? And how can you stop it? Brad gives a few examples of what you can do to stop your horse from playing with his bit.  Read More


#RideWithBrad: When To Use Bell Boots

Do you know when you should use bell boots on your horse? Brad explains why he uses bell boots and when he uses them on his horses.  Read More


#RideWithBrad: What's a Bit's Purchase?

Do you know what a bit's purchase is? Brad Barkemeyer explains why the bit's purchase is one of the most important parts of your horse's bit.  Read More


#RideWithBrad: Use What Works

It's not always black and white when it comes to riding, it's about what works best with your horse.  Read More


#RideWithBrad: The Rollback Drill

Improve your rollback before your next show by using Brad Barkemeyer's rollback drill. Before you try this exercise, be sure you've practiced Brad's backing-up exercise, outlined here.  Read More


#RideWithBrad: Kick Off Those Boots

See why Brad recommends leaving your splint boots off your horse when you're riding and it's hot outside.  Read More


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