Prepare for Battle: Fly-Control Strategies

Fly season is upon us! Protect your horse from the irritating, disease-carrying pests with our carefully compiled strategies.

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Work Through Competitive Anxiety

A reader’s horse experiences great nerves at events. Clinician Ty Brazeal discusses how to overcome the anxiety.

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Gallop Poll: Bought a Horse ‘Wrong’ For You?

This month we want to know if you’ve ever bought or otherwise acquired a horse that turned out to be wrong for you. Take the poll below and check the survey’s results in the August 2016 issue.

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Get Your Gear Covered

Your tack is an investment; protect it with carriers or covers that are up for the task.

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Top Five Conditioning Flubs

Is it time to get your horse in shape? Learn about five common conditioning blunders—and how to avoid them.

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Gallop Poll: Donated a Therapy Horse?

In July, we want to know whether you've donated a horse to a therapeutic riding program, or not. Share your feedback in the poll below and see the results in our 'Talk' page.

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Sit Better, Ride Better!

Be an effective rider, not a ‘pretty statue.’ Pro Lynn Palm shows you how.

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Goals That Get You There

My five tips for setting realistic goals will put you on the path to success.

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Online Advice: Be Smart

Which questions should you avoid asking of your online horse community? Here are three common queries to steer clear from, plus some general help-seeking advice.

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Mount Up Right for Safety, Confidence

How you mount your horse can set the tone for a safe, effective ride. Here’s how to get both you and your horse started on the right foot.

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Regain Control!

Clinton Anderson helps our reader calm and steady her mare when she acts up on the trail.

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Details in the Digits

As a competitor in a large rail class, you must ensure the judge has a clear view of your identification number. If he has to spend too much time deciphering your number, he’ll likely pass you...

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#WalkInOurBoots with Shelley Diede

Shelley Diede of Mead, Colorado, shares how she's stayed focused during her second trip to the AQHA Select World Show, and how she got "hooked" on the ranch riding event.

Al Dunning: Horsemanship Basic #4: Back Up

Al Dunning shares his riding basics in video four of five installments.

Our Pick! Best Make It Work Moment

When he walked into the herd at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Stakes this spring, longtime pro John Ward had no intention of cutting bridleless. But...

Leslie Lange at the 2014 AQHA World Show

Curious about trainer Leslie Lange's mental game and how she approaches preparation for the AQHA World Show? Find out in this interview.

Have Fun, Safely

Christy Landwehr of the Certified Horsemanship Association teaches horse safety topics that improve riders knowledge of best horse-care practices. Learn to catch and...

Online Horse Communities

The Internet and online communities are booming, so if you're interested in talking horses online, becoming part of a community or finding information, this article will...

Chaps-Fit Plan: Proper Technique

Having trouble fitting in those chaps after the holidays? Our chaps-fit plan can help. In the January 2012 issue, we shared with you some exercises and healthy-eating...

#WalkInOurBoots Before the Show with Dr. Terry Swanson

Team roping competitor and equine veterinarian Terry Swanson, DVM talks about how he's prepared for the 2015 AQHA Select World Show and how he'll ensure that his horse is...

Al Dunning: Horsemanship Basic #5: Collect and Review

Al Dunning shares his horsemanship basics in the fifth installment of this five video series.

Jill Newcomb at the 2014 AQHA World Show

AQHA judge and all-around trainer Jill Newcomb discusses what it takes to prepare to officiate a World Show, shares what a judge's day is like, and talks about how it...

#WalkInOurBoots with Alison Brantley

Cutting, boxing, and reining competitor Alison Brantley struggled to bond with her horse at first. This year she found herself in the finals in two of her three events at...

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