Training

#RideWithBrad: Gear Care

How do you clean your cinch or leg boots? When should you buy a new saddle pad? If you take care of your gear, it'll last you a long time. See what Brad recommends doing when it comes to gear... Read More


#RideWithBrad: When To Say Whoa

Don't say whoa all the time. Break it up to where the horse has to respond from your feet, or just by pulling on the reins, or doing nothing else besides saying whoa.  Before you try this... Read More


#RideWithBrad: Back-Up Exercise

Sometimes your horse is stiffer in his body going one way over... Read More


Cinch Smarts

Never unfasten your saddle's front cinch before undoing the back one. If your horse were to shake or spook, the saddle could slip down around his back legs, causing a wreck. Similarly,... Read More


Stop With the Cow

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


Surviving Green + Green

by Alana Harrison It’s the ‘forbidden’ match—a green rider on a green horse. If you ever find yourself in this situation, follow these strategies to up the odds that you’ll wind up safe and successful. Read More


Extend the Walk, But Don’t Trot

by Jennifer Paulson Step up your horse’s walking stride without breaking gait. Read More


Healthy Feet for Happy Trails

by Heather Smith Thomas Excellent hoof care is essential for all horses, but especially for those that travel the trail. Here’s what you need to know. 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


Still. Going. Strong.

by Jennifer Paulson At 22 years young, this multi-talented gelding is now showing a new generation what it takes to become a champion. Read More


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