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Training the Therapy Horse

Not every horse is cut out to be a therapy horse. Charles and SonRise Equestrian Foundation executive director Alana Koski discuss key aspects of training a therapy horse...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip 6 - Saddle Length

A horse's shoulder and loin area should never carry any weight of a rider. Rider weight should be carried on the saddle support area only and never extending past the...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Tripping, Biting, Rearing? Check the fit of your saddle.

The illustrations show shoulder blade rotation and movement during different foreleg motion. It is obvious that a saddle with an incorrectly adjusted tree angle,...

Mane 'n Tail -Our Story: Commitment to Quality

'Our Commitment to Quality'

Creating a Better Stop

Charles Wilhelm shows how to get a better stop from your horse and the walk, trot and canter.

Video: Ride the Trot Lengthening

If you're like many First Level dressage riders, trot lengthenings may seem to be a matter of talent--some horses lengthen more naturally and easily than others--or luck,...

How to Size and Apply Sports Medicine Boots

In this how-to video from Professional's Choice learn to correctly size and apply Sports Medicine Boots on your horse to ensure optimum protection and support under...

Mane 'n Tail Mineral Ice

How to use: Mane 'n Tail Mineral Ice from Straight Arrow

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...

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.

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...

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