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What the Judge Is Looking For, Nail the First Fence

You have to “nail” each fence, that’s what the judge is looking for. Getting to the first fence correctly, in a positive, confident manner, sets the tone for the rest of the course. Continue reading

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Are Canter Leads Important

A winning trip in the hunter ring can be defined as a horse that flows from one jump to the next in a steady rhythmic fashion and jumps the fences in round forward athletic fashion. This does not mean fast … Continue reading

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Riding for Success- Pay Attention To The Details

You may have seen me in the judges box. From local shows to national level competitions, when you are on the other side of the fence you have to make a decision quickly, fairly, and be objective. Some judges can … Continue reading

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Stable Safety – Plan Ahead in Case of Fire

Are you ready for an emergency? It is not very nice to think about, but do you have a plan in place? If you own your own stable or board your horse, having a plan is the safest bet in case of emergency. Continue reading

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