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Cowboy Up: Throw a tomahawk

Despite the way many old Westerns dramatize it, throwing a tomahawk in combat is not a recommended tactic.

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Cowboy Up: Rope the Dummy

To keep roping skills sharp, it's hard to beat dummy roping. Nick Sartain, a 2009 world champion header, shares his tips for tossing a loop.

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Great Gaited-Horse Tips

Thinking about ?going gaited?? First, read these get-started tips for maximum enjoyment and comfort on your riding adventures.

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Western Dressage Basic Test

Check out a video of a basic Western Dressage test.

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Going Full Tilt with Full Metal Jousting Contestant Jake Nodar

Learn how modern-day horse trainer Jake Nodar prepared for and competed on Full Metal Jousting, a jousting television show. Jake Nodar will be participating in jousting as a contestant on Full Metal Jousting

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Training Tips for a Better Barrel Racing Foundation

Develop this fundamental outside rein skill during training, and you'll ride consistently well during competition. Adapted from a new book on barrel racing by Sharon Camarillo.

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The Road to the Horse

Four competing trainers teach us about adapting to the needs of the horse and the situation a valuable lesson for everyone.

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Large Animal Rescue Training Preps First Responders to Act Safely

A large animal emergency rescue training seminar is being held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, April 22–24. Training will include techniques used to assist large animals involved in transportation accidents and other emergencies

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The Makeover of a Mustang

What happens when you take a feral horse, bring him into captivity and use conditioned response training methods? Eight Lyons certified trainers took on the challenge to find out.

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Ranch Horse Versatility

For horses that perform well at many western tasks, the versatility ranch horse compeition might be a great place, from roping, to cow work to trail courses, this tests the all-around ability of a horse.

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Softening Exercise for Your Speed Horse

Sherry Cervi offers this simple exercise to help you teach your barrel-racing or speed-event horse to yield to the bit.

Scott and Shadow attack the marathon phase of the Singles competition at Gladstone, N.J., in 2000, their first year of Advanced competition. | Photo by Mandy Lorraine

Scott and Shadow: Building a Driving Team

U.S. Singles Driving Champion Scott Monroe always had big dreams for his black Morgan gelding; here's how he made them come true.

Off-the-track Thoroughbreds need to unlearn much of their racehorse training to start a new career as a sport horse. | Photo by Kate Lindon

Tips for Ex-Racehorse Shopping Online

Is a retired racing Thoroughbred you find while surfing the Web a good choice for you? Here are some things to think about and places to look.

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Second Careers for Dressage Horses as Therapy Horses

A therapeutic riding training and education coordinator shares the story of a special dressage horse turned therapy horse.

Racing History Highlights - December 31-January 14

What happened in Thoroughbred racing the past 80 years? The NTRA compiles a sample of historic events that took place from December 31-January 14.

Birdstone and Edgar Prado in the paddock before the Belmont Stakes. | Photo by Van Cushny

Birdstone Outruns Smarty Jones in Belmont Stakes

Birdstone raced to the win in the Belmont Stakes, dashing Smarty Jones' hope of a Triple Crown sweep. Smarty Jones became the ninth horse since 1978 to win the Derby and Preakness and come up short in the Belmont.

Racing History Highlights March 5-17

What happened in Thoroughbred racing the past 80 years? The NTRA compiles a sample of historic events that took place from March 5-17.

Racing History Highlights - February 26-March 10

What happened in Thoroughbred racing the past 80 years? The NTRA compiles a sample of historic events that took place from February 26-March 10.

Racing History Highlights - February 22-March 3

What happened in Thoroughbred racing the past 80 years? The NTRA compiles a sample of historic events that took place from February 22-March 3.

Racing History Highlights - February 12-25

What happened in Thoroughbred racing the past 80 years? The NTRA compiles a sample of historic events that took place from February 12-25.

Racing History Highlights - February 5-17

What happened in Thoroughbred racing the past 80 years? The NTRA compiles a sample of historic events that took place from February 5-17.

Racing History Highlights - January 29-February 17

What happened in Thoroughbred racing the past 80 years? The NTRA compiles a sample of historic events that took place from January 29-February 17.

Racing History Highlights - January 23-February 4

What happened in Thoroughbred racing the past 80 years? The NTRA compiles a sample of historic events that took place from January 23-February 4.