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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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Making a Bond With Your Horse

“When you’re riding, only the race in which you’re riding is important.”– Bill Shoemaker What does this quote mean to you? Does it mean: When you are riding, whether it is in the competition arena or training at home, you … Continue reading

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Is Your Horse Getting Enough Hay… how would you know?

Feeding your house hay is not an exact science but understand the factors when feeding your horse. Continue reading

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