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First Trot and Lope

In the final lesson of this series, you'll learn how to trot and lope a colt during that important first ride.

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip 5 - Billet Alignment

The saddle's billets should hang perpendicular to the ground so that the girth is not angled (forwardwards or backwards) and is allowed to be positioned properly. The...

Video: Chronic Laminitis and Founder

In this video from the Animal Health Foundation, Dr. Walsh explains chronic laminitis and current methods of hoof mechanics to support damaged feet. He explains abnormal...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Does My Custom Made Saddle Need to be Adjusted?

Does your 'Custom' Made Saddle require adjustments to your horse? Watch Jochen Schleese's latest video excerpt discussing why this is a must over a horse's career.

Charles Wilhelm shows how to start your horse on crossing objects

Charles Wilhelm shows how to start your horse on crossing objects, using a blue tarp.

Trail Riding in Great National Parks

Darley Newman of Equitrekking rides with Doug Smith, owner of Pony Express Tours, in the Haleakala Crater in Maui's Haleakala National Park | Photo by Chip...

The Nutritional Impact of Hay Quality

Ovation Classic Bridlework

Ovation riding apparel and equipment is developed for the rider who is looking for gear that is highly technical as well as attractive. From boots and breeches to shirts,...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Saddle design for spinal health

There is no “one size fits all” where the gullet channel of your horse’s saddle is concerned.  The width of each horse’s spine will determine...

Mounting a Colt for the First Time

In the first of three lessons dealing with a first ride, you'll learn how to mount a colt and flex his neck in this video.

Mane 'n Tail Spray 'n White

No more yellow! Watch how to use Mane 'n Tail Spray 'n White from Straight Arrow

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It’s In There, Dorothy

It’s just so easy to get caught up in what we think others think, what others actually say — and

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Find Your Spot

The challenge of riding well is finding that sweet spot of connection between our horse’s center of

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