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Fitting the Micklem Competition Bridle

Emily from SmartPak talks about how to fit the Micklem Competition Bridle and why she thinks it is so smart.

How-To Fit a Helmet for Horseback Riding Video by the Certified Horsemanship Association

Keep your head on straight! How-to fit a helmet for horseback riding by the Certified Horsemanship Association

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 - Ladies…Don’t Settle for a Saddle that Hurts

Why do so many female riders have back problems, slipped disc, or issues with L4, L5 vertebrae?  Why do female riders have difficulty achieving correct position...

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...

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...

Charles Wilhelm shows how to introduce your horse to the mechanical cow

Charles Wilhelm shows how to introduce your horse to the mechanical or electric cow.

The Nutritional Impact of Hay Quality

Foal Training: Touch and Rub

When it comes to raising foals, a lot of people make the mistake of only loving and rubbing on them and then wonder why their cute babies grow up to be 1,000-pound...

Saddle Fitting Tip: Where Exactly Should My Saddle Sit?

There are a lot of opinions out there where exactly a saddle should sit correctly, and it may depend somewhat on the discipline you are riding in, the fact remains that...

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...

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