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Balance, Strength & Body Awareness in the Dressage Horse

Correctly develop these essential qualities with straightforward, cause–and–effect methods.

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Equine Photography

Hone your digi-pix skills with this guide from a top professional equine photographer.

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How to Win Dressage Test Points with Accuracy

Learn how accuracy can give you an advantage in the show ring.

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Bridling Basics with Julie Goodnight

Learn the right way to bridle your horse with these tips from the Certified Horsemanship Association; Julie Goodnight demonstrates.

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Roping for a Living: A 24/7 Job

Roping for a living is definitely not for the faint hearted. No. 1, it takes a real deep love and desire for roping. Clay tells us what else it takes.

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Packing 101: You Can Do It!

Does packing into the backcountry with a pack horse or mule seem too complicated to master? I had a similar experience with another backcountry skill. Many years ago, I stood hip-deep in the crystal-clear

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Trailer-Cleaning Help

It’s summertime, peak trailer-travel season for trail riders! If you trailer often, you know how quickly your trailer can get dirty and how hard it can be to keep it clean. But keeping your

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How to Become a Dressage Judge

An experienced, licensed dressage judge explains how to become one yourself.

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Tips for Effective Electric Fencing

To help you keep your horses safely contained with electric fence, three diagrams explain correct wiring for gates and how to build a simple corner brace.

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Turnout Safety for Your Horses

Help a new horse settle in with the herd by taking some turnout precautions. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

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How to Deal With Frustration

Dr. Janet Edgette advises a reader on how to overcome frustration when her horse's training isn't going well. From Practical Horseman magazine.

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How to Grow a Dressage Group Member Organization

The Plains of the Dakotas are hardly considered a 'dressage hotbed' so you may be surprised about the growth of and excitement about dressage on the Northern Plains.

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How to Groom a Horse

A simple step by step guide to grooming a horse.

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How to Slow a Rushing Horse in the Dressage Ring

Does your horse build speed as the schooling session continues? Dressage instructor Hania Curjel explains how to solve the problem.

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Vermin Barriers: How to keep unwanted stable guests away

Follow these simple tips for keeping unwanted stable pests at bay. From EQUUS magazine.

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How To Estimate a Foal's Weight

How much dewormer is safe for your foal will depend on his weight. Here's a simple way to estimate your foal's weight during his first 3 months of life. By Dr. Barb Crabbe for Horse & Rider magazine.

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How to Fireproof Your Horse Barn

How to fireproof your horse barn, protect your horses and make sure you're ready for the worst. From the editors of Horse & Rider magazine.

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Farm Equipment: How to choose a used tractor

When choosing a used tractor, mechanical soundness is of prime importance. Here's what to look for.

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Dressage Arena Repair and Maintenance

How to water a dressage arena correctly to keep the footing from releasing dust.

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How to Handle Stall Rest

How do you keep you horse (and you) happy and sane when extended stall rest is required? Animal behaviorist Dr. Linda Aronson has some answers. From Practical Horseman magazine.

How to Keep Your Horse Cool on the Trail

Nine cool things you can do for a safe summer ride and to keep your horse from overheating.

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How to Clean Your Curb Bit

Here are good ways to clean your curb bit, from mouthpiece to shank. By Kathy Kadash-Swan for Horse & Rider magazine.

How to Juggle Saddle Time With the Rest of Your Life

Six Horse & Rider magazine staffers offer how to advice on balancing your horse and your life.