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Charles Wilhelm - Evaluating Conformation

The form and function of your horse's conformation is an important aspect to evaluate when purchasing a horse or considering its suitability for a particular discipline.

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...

Webinar: "Ask the Author" with Janet Foy on Dressage For The Not-So-Perfect Horse

As part of Dressage Today's Book Club, Janet Foy presented a webinar on her book Dressage For The Not-So-Perfect Horse. Janet, an FEI 4* and USEF "S" dressage judge as...

Learn How to Fit Horse Boots with the Certified Horsemanship Association

This safety tip brought to you by the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) deals with correctly and safely fitting sports medicine boots, bell boots and split boots...

Grooming For Competition With ShowSheen - Detangling

Want that drop-dead gorgeous tail in the ring? Polish your grooming skills for competition with ShowSheen - Detangling from Absorbine

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 - How is a Saddle Custom Made for the Rider?

True ‘custom’ saddles are customized in the tree (structural chassis) of the saddle.  Consider these criteria for achieving optimal fit to the rider....

Charles Wilhelm Demonstrates the Benefits of Lunging Over Poles

Don't have time to ride? You can still use this effective groundwork exercise to engage your horse mentally and physically.

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.

Moving Both Ends of a Colt

Watch as Clinton Anderson shows you how to get both ends of your colt moving during your first ride.

Product Review: SoulShine Horse Ware

All the fabric that you see are hand crafted from Central America. The purchase of these items helps many families in these third world countries to be able to hand down...

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