English Horse Training

2010 College Prep Invitational

A Taste Of Collegiate Riding With The College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show

Young riders got a chance to experience collegiate riding at the College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. The Open Equitation flat class kicked off the inaugural three-day College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida, in mid-January. In addition to the riders, representatives from 16 colleges and universities attended the College Preparatory Invitational

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Jim Wofford: Another Notch in Sloopy's Saddle Horn

Eventing legend Jim Wofford shares funny anecdotes from some of the many clinics he has taught over the years that have left a lasting impression on him.

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Video: Improve Suppleness through Dialogue with Your Horse

Improve suppleness by developing a dialogue with your horse to let him know what you want.

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Video: Stay With Your Horse Over Fences

Hunter/jumper trainer Michael Tokaruk shows you two exercises for upper-body control to help you stay with your horse over fences without getting stiff.

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Video: Introduce Your Horse to Water Jumps

Eventer Boyd Martin shows you how to give your horse the best start for conquering cross-country water questions, both mentally and physically.

Treeless Saddles Offer Alternative to Bareback

Dr. Joyce Harman discusses treeless saddles, an alternative to riding bareback.

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Video: Chill Out Your "Hot" Horse

Top grand prix show-jumper Callan Solem teaches you her system for normalizing your 'hot' horse's life--and yours!

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The Adult Longeing Guide

The Adult Longeing Guide offers down-to-earth advice on building a longeing program, from selecting the right horse temperament is as important as physical ability and tack to choreographing a series of mounted exercises, each designed to improve the ride

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Choose a Horsemanship Coach

experience and success and teaching ability all play into who you should turn to for help learning the horsemanship techniques you want to.

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Check for Back Pain and Saddle Fit

Tips on checking your horse's back and saddle fit with holistic veterinarian and saddle-fitting expert Dr. Joyce Harman.

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Karen and David O'Connor on Bolters, Nerves

In this installment of Ask the Experts, Karen and David O'Connor dispense advice on how to handle a bolter and ease show nerves.

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How Saddle Design Affects Your Riding Form

Eventing Olympian and top coach Jim Wofford explains how saddle design can help--or hinder--your riding form, whatever the discipline.

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Riding Helmet Safety Standards Explained

Just what does the label 'ASTM/SEI-certified' on your riding helmet mean? Find out about riding helmet safety standards.

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Pilates For Riders

Learn why the Pilates exercise system can benefit your riding both physically and mentally, and how to choose an instructor.

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Smart Headgear - Riding Helmets

Four tips to help you ensure that your riding helmet fits correctly.

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"Riding Aside" Is On the Rise

The first of a series on the traditional and still-popular sidesaddle riding style, by a sidesaddle instructor and judge.

Chat Transcript - Author Mary Midkiff

Read the transcript of our chat with female riding fitness expert and author of "She Flies Without Wings."

EquiSearch Profile: LeAnn Scherer, Riding Center Owner and Operator

Going from a high pressure New York City job to owner and operator of a riding center would be a dramatic change for anyone, but it was especially so for LeAnn Scherer--a woman who didn't even sit on a horse until she turned 40.

How to Become a Horse Show Judge

A reader writes that a back problem has made riding increasingly difficult, and she wants to become a judge. AHSA "R" judge Gay Talmey tells her how.