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The Straight Dope on Bending, How to Ride a Circle

Correct Way to Turn a Horse You can tell when a horse is straight when the hind legs follow the path of the front legs. A horse is considered straight when it is bending on a circle. A horse which … Continue reading

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The Scoop on Bran Mash

There has been a long tradition of giving your horse a bran mash once per week as a treat. The treat was usually given to ‘working’ horses on Sunday, their day of rest. These days we turn to the bran … Continue reading

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Equitation Tips from George Morris

Equitation tips from the Equitation master himself Mr. George Morris Although some of these tips seem very basic, it is always interesting to see how much gets done when the coach circles back and hammers home the basics. Would you … Continue reading

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What the Judge is Looking For – Hunter Under Saddle

Most people are concerned with the over fences portion of their hunter rounds, but part of the division includes the under saddle portion. This is a live recording of Senior Judge Laura Kelland-May discussing what the judge is looking for … Continue reading

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