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How to Pony Your Horse

Not ready to jump in the saddle just yet? Teaching your horse to pony is a great skill you can use to expose him to different environments.

Western Dressage Basic Test

The May 2012 Talk page reported that the Pinto Horse Association has added Western Dressage to it's world show lineup for 2012. To see a basic test of this fast-growing...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Unwanted Behaviors? Check for Saddle Pinching

The trapezius, the rhomboids and the spinales muscles all converge in your horse’s wither area. One could liken the withers area to a distributor cap since it...

Handling the Spooking Horse

Charles helps rider Alana to work through her horse's fear and flight reaction to an obstacle in the arena.

The Cinch Hook

This handy little gizmo makes cinching and uncinching horses safer and easier than ever before. Watch the video to see how this new invention works.

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - “Bad Horse!” Unwanted Behaviors? Check your Saddle Fit.

Enjoy the latest video excerpt of Jochen Schleese talking about reflex points and how ill-fitting saddles can have a negative behavioral impact if triggered.

How to Put Energy in the Lazy Horse

Is your horse dull and unresponsive to your leg aids? Charles demonstrates how to improve your forward cue for a better performance from your horse.

Saddle Fitting Tip: From Backache to Slipped Discs – Challenges Faced by Female Riders

Many professional female riders have experienced backache – from simple aching after riding all the way to slipped discs and other permanent issues.

Selecting a Rope: Part I

Al Benson of Fast Back Ropes discusses how you should spend the time in selecting the right rope for you and your swing. Learn about different rope options that Fast Back...

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.

Charles Wilhelm - Trailer Loading Part 2

Successful trailer loading depends on correct timing of pressure and release.

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