New Jersey trainer Doug Payne has a low-key system for getting youngsters going confidently and calmly.
A clear explanation of how to teach your horse turn on the forehand. | MORE
A zig-zag, not a serpentine, is the bonus flatwork exercise from Jeff Cook, the expert who brings you Practical Horseman's popular Beginning Adult Rider series. | MORE
Clinton Anderson offers training tips on how to make the most of moments you do have to spend with your horse. | MORE
An excerpt from Jane Savoie's book, It's Not Just About the Ribbons, published by Trafalgar Square Press. | MORE
If you are systematic in your approach and don't resort to bad habits, a few
shorts tie-training sessions with your horse can reap great benefits.
This type of tie-training is practical if your horse is relatively sedate and reliable.
Teaching your horse to tie is easier and safer when you have prepared him well and have the right equipment. | MORE
Make a safe and systematic lesson plan when schooling a horse to stand steady. | MORE
Improving a horse's flexibility and suppleness under saddle can be an uphill battle. Consider these flatwork tips when leg-yielding and circles don't do the trick.
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