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Webinar: Fly Control on the Horse Farm/Ranch with Dr. Doug Ross

Entomologist Dr. Doug Ross will talk about flies as pests and give an overview of the different types of flies that annoy and bite horses.

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Saddle Fit for Women

Riding shouldn’t hurt. Unfortunately many women are riding in saddles made for men, which cause discomfort and pain. Many female riders and saddle fitters are not aware...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Do Saddle Pads Improve Saddle Fit?

Many riders believe if they use an extra thick saddle pad this will help the horse’s back when they notice pressure points or sensitivity along the horse’s spine. This...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - “As long as my saddle fits my horse” – Saddle Fit to Rider – 3 Factors for Consideration

“I don’t care if I’m not comfortable in the saddle; the main thing is it fits the horse.”  I’m sure many saddle fitters and sales...

Getting On a Horse with a Mounting Block and with Assistance

Getting on a horse with a mounting block and assistance from the Certified Horsemanship Association

Solving Trail Problems - The Barn Sour Horse

Leaving the barn can be a sticking point for some horses. With patience and persistence, Charles demonstrates how to work through a horse's resistance by closing escape...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip: When the Saddle Doesn’t Fit

The saddle (as interface between horse and rider) has the potential to inflict the most anatomical and physiological damage when it no longer fits.

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...

Grooming For Competition With ShowSheen - Clipping

Perfect a beautiful, clean trim for show-day: Grooming for competition with ShowSheen - Clipping from Absorbine

Webinar: Complex Helmets for a Complex World

Roy Burek, managing director and head of design at Charles Owen & Co presents an hour-long presentation on innovations in equestrian helmet design.

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Female Riders in ‘male’ saddles. That’s a challenge.

These are the facts. The majority of riders today are women, and the majority of saddles on the market are designed for men by men.

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