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Instinct by Fast Back Ropes

The Instinct is the newest rope from Fast Back Ropes. This four-strand head rope has more weight than the Ultimate Four rope, making it easier to handle. Learn more about...

Teaching Your Horse to Drag Objects - Part 1

Charles shows you how to introduce the rope to your horse in order to safely and successfully prepare him to drag objects.

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Is Your Saddle Causing Scapular Damage?

A saddle which may seemingly fit perfectly when the horse is standing still in the crossties may begin to shift when the horse begins to move.

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Why Does My Saddle Shift Forward?

Beware - the saddle may be putting excess pressure on your horse’s lumbar area

How to Back Up Your Horse

My horse wont back up! Charles Wilhelm shows how to teach your horse how to back up.

Desensitizing your horse's legs, feet, and face

Charles Wilhelm shows the basics of desensitizing your horse's legs, feet and face.

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip 8 - Saddle Tree Angle

Saddle Tree/Shoulder Angle: The panel tree points should be parallel to the shoulder angle to position saddle properly.

The Hat Nanny

Keep your cowboy hat and English riding helmet safe by storing them on The Hat Nanny. The Hat Nanny can sit on a shelf, hang on the wall, or even attach to a window or...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip 4 - Full Panel Contact

The panel should touch the horse's back evenly all the way from front to back. Some panels may be off the back end to allow the back to come up during engagement.

Video: Chill Out Your "Hot" Horse

Do you have a hot horse? I'll bet he's a fantastic competitor--athletic, intelligent, responsive and sensitive--but some days he makes you want to tear out your hair...

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.

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