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An Investigative Look at the Science Behind Natural Horsemanship

A psychologist with a specialty in learning theory and equine psychology and behaviour explores the methods of three of the greats of this movement (Monty Roberts, Pat Parelli and John Lyons) and explains what the research tells us about their claims...

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Reliable Canter-Trot Transitions with Shannon Dueck

The transition from canter to trot is one of the only movements that is in both the training level test 1 and the grand prix test. ...

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Give Your Horse a Turning Tune-Up

Try Anne Gage's six steps to smoother corners....

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Freestyle Riding (part 3 of 4)

Before you ask your horse to get in harmony with you, ask yourself if you can get in harmony with your horse. Can you go where he goes? Slow when he jogs? Zig when he zigs and zag when he zags? Until you test yourself, you probably won’t realize h...

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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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Ask the Judge: black stirrup irons, standing martingales, puddles and more

Randy Roy is a senior international judge, course designer and author. He owns and operates Hunters Glen Show Stable in King, ON, with his daughter, Ryan Roy. ...

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Ask the Judge: rider attire, leading horses, ridiculous requests and more

Randy Roy is a senior international judge, course designer and author. He owns and operates Hunters Glen Show Stable in King, ON, with his daughter, Ryan Roy. ...

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Fit to Be Tied

Teach your horse to stand calmly whenever and wherever he is tied....

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Get Balanced: Riding Without Stirrups

Riding without stirrups can be an excellent way to improve your seat, but be careful not to do it at your horse’s expense....

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Ask the Judge: requests for advice, outside assistance, unsoundness and more

Randy Roy is a senior international judge, course designer and author. He owns and operates Hunters Glen Show Stable in King, ON, with his daughter, Ryan Roy. ...

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