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Your gate to the Western riding arena. Find tips from top trainers and riders on western pleasure, barrel racing, halter, reining and more....

Western Pleasure

The most popular western horse show classes--western pleasure and equitation--take careful training and a polished presentation. Here you will find a selection of articles from top pros and riders, from...

Photo Gallery: Improve Your Western Horse's Responsiveness with the Forehand Pivot

Western pleasure trainer David Dellin shows you how to use the forehand pivot to improve your western pleasure horse's movement and responsiveness....

Western Tack


Seven Western Pleasure Burnout Busters

You've probably seen the equine victims of Western pleasure burnout. They're the horses that drag themselves along the rail, ears pinned, lips wrinkled, moving with lurch-along gaits, and looking as...

Western Dressage: Leg Yield to Lope Depart

Think dressage is unrelated to the Western riding you do? In this slideshow, Al Dunning shows you a dressage-based exercise, the leg-yield that puts your horse in the perfect position...

Conformation Clinic: Western Pleasure Prospects

This is a conformation clinic, not a movement clinic, but conformation determines movement. Standing still, a horse has to look like he has the natural ability to perform. Performance horses are...

Western Pleasure: Does Your Horse Anticipate?

Question: My senior Western pleasure horse has started trying to come to the center of the ring once the second-direction lope is called for. Since he never tries this at...

Arabian Western 2004 National Champions, 2005 Shows

The January 2005 issue of Horse & Rider magazine featured highlights of the U.S. Arabian and Half-Arabian U.S. National Championship Horse Show in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 7-16. Below,...

Arabian Western Pleasure: What Judges Look For

In Arabian Western pleasure, the key is finding a happy medium between you and your horse so you both are comfortable, confident, and proud of your presentation. You must encourage...

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