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Western Pleasure


Arabian Western Pleasure: What Judges Look For

Here’s what judges expect to see when evaluating Arabians in Western pleasure. | MORE


We’d Love to Own: A Certain Vino

Check out Vino's winning run from the 2012 AQHA world show senior western pleasure. | MORE


Close Up: Bad-Boy John Hoyt

Featured as one of H&R’s 50 Great Riders (May 2011), the stories about this horseman are legion. Here’s his true tale. | MORE


Sandy Collier’s Western Horse Training Secrets

World champion trainer Sandy Collier shares her core horse training secrets in her book, "Reining Essentials: How to Excel in Western’s Hottest Sport," adapted for Horse & Rider magazine. | MORE


Western Dressage: Leg Yield to Lope Depart Introduction

Al Dunning discusses the similarities between dressage and Western riding and shows you an exercise using a leg yield to get a smooth and correct lope depart. | MORE


Western Dressage: Leg Yield to Lope Depart

Think dressage is unrelated to the Western riding you do? In this slideshow, Al Dunning shows you a dressage-based exercise, the leg-yield that puts your horse in the perfect position for a smooth, collected lope on the correct lead. From the editors of Horse & Rider magazine. | MORE


Click ‘n Learn: Teach Your Horse Self-Carriage

Watch several techniques to teach your horse self-carriage, an imperative skill for Western pleasure competition. | MORE


Keep Those Shoulders Up: Mastering Self-Carriage

Understanding the concept of self-carriage and how to maintain it will help you instill balance and consistency in your horse--both of which are essential in Western pleasure classes. | MORE


Click ‘n Learn: Shoulders Up with Karen Qualls

Is your horse a heavy-on-the-forehand jogger? Use this exercise to lift his shoulders and restore his rear-end drive. | MORE


Be Brave at the Lope, Overcome Fear

Does loping make you nervous? Do you wish it could be more fun and less nerve-racking? Follow our tips and learn to ease your anxieties. | MORE

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