Western Pleasure

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


Heads-Up for Success

by Jennifer Paulson A rider’s gelding carries his head below his withers, even with constant correction by the rider. All-around trainer Patty Vatterott offers advice for retraining. Read More


Al Dunning #ReadyToRide: Spurs

Al Dunning discusses spurs. Read More


Al Dunning #ReadyToRide: Hackamores

Al Dunning discusses hackamores in this installment of #ReadyToRide 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


Self-Carriage Refresher

by Lynn Palm Get a mental picture of how your horse’s frame and tempo affects his way of going so you can be successful in Western dressage or other cross-training disciplines, like ranch riding. 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


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  • Showmanship Tune-Up

    Mastering the showmanship starts at home. Here I’ll offer some advice and share different exercises you can practice with your horse to improve your score.

  • Slow Medicine

    The field of veterinary medicine is on the fast track. Learn how the ‘slow medicine’ movement may help veterinarians embrace technology without sacrificing personal connection.

  • Trends for 2017

    What’s new and exciting for riders and their horses this year? Here are a few things on our radar to keep an eye on.

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    How do you make it as a pro in the horse world? Find inspiration for your own riding goals from these snapshots of six up-and-coming trainers.

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