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Your First Event: What to Expect with Kelly Plitz

You've practiced dressage, jumped some stadium courses, and schooled over cross-country obstacles. But are you and your horse ready to compete at a horse trial?...

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Confidence-Building Groundwork for Young Event Horses with Jessica Phoenix

Building confidence in your horse starts from the ground up - and confidence is a must-have quality in an event horse. ...

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Building a Better Piaffe

Grand prix rider, trainer, and coach Jeremy Steinberg has two pieces of advice before you try to master the piaffe: take a high school physics class and read the FEI rule book....

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Foot Control with Steve Rother

Steve Rother teaches a series of foundation exercises to develop balanced control of your horse’s movement....

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Starting Youngsters Right with Jim Elder

Jim Elder describes his method for starting his three- and four-year-old horses over fences....

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The Power of Knowledge

Decades of training experience and years of development from a dedicated group of knowledgeable horsemen have come together in the USHJA's Trainer Certification Program....

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Reconsidering the Round Pen

Don't be fooled, it's not a magical space. The round pen is a training aid that should be used with caution, experience and understanding. ...

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Horse Show Etiquette

It's that time of year! Show season, and you've trained long and hard to enable you and your horse to attend a show. Your coach has helped you prepare your riding skills, but what about everything else?...

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10 Show Ring Etiquette Tips

Riding coach and judge Kitty Bowland shares some important show etiquette tips....

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Ask the Judge: illegal tack, misbehaviour, equitation jump quality and more

Randy Roy is a senior international judge and course designer. He is the author of nine books, including the most recent, Heads Up! An Everyday Guide For You and Your Horse. He owns and operates Hunters Glen show stable in King, ON, with his daughter...

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