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Horse Show Warm Up – Top Correction for Your Horse Show Warm Up And How To Fix It

The horse show warm up area is a place where competitors can make or break the competition. Do you use your warm up time effectively? Use this simple 3 step technique to improve your horse immediately. Continue reading

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How to Fit a Noseband Correctly – 3 Tips for Fitting a Noseband

Fitting a noseband is easy. There are some important considerations when fitting your bridle and in particular – fitting your noseband. Follow these simple tips to get that perfect fit. Continue reading

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Horse Training – How We Inadvertently Train Horses

When horse training, one of the most common things people do is to ‘humanize” or anthropomorphize horses.Whether you believe it or not you have trained him to do it. What ever ‘it’ happens to be. Bad or good we have probably trained the horse to do it. Continue reading

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Improve your Horse’s Form Over Fences – Top 3 Reasons to Use Gymnasitc Jumping to Improve Your Horse’s Form Over Fences

Gymnastic jumping is a challenge for beginner riders and advanced horsemen and can be a systematic way to develop a green horse into a grand prix contender. Continue reading

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Horse Shows – So You Think You Got Something to Prove?

Guest post by fwdnrnd photo credit: jerebu   Then don’t go to the horse show. Seriously. DON’T go if:  you aren’t getting excellent rides at home, mentally and physically, both you and your horse.  you haven’t taken your horse off-property in … Continue reading

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Horse Training – Common Jumping Distances

It is the course designers job to set up the courses that are suitable for the competition. Learn the common distances used to get the correct number of strides between jumps. Continue reading

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A Practical Guide to Using Horseshoe Studs

Here are some simple rules for using studs. These relate to “screw-in” studs rather than “drive-in” studs because screw-in studs are by far the most commonly used types.

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Horse Grooming for the Hunter Jumper Ring

If you ride hunter jumpers and want to get noticed in the horse show ring, then pay attention to the horse grooming tips offered here. Learn how having a good turn out will get the judges attention and how you display your horse can make a difference to the horse show results.
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Scoring the Hunter Round

It is important to remember that anything that detracts from a rhythmic, steady round (breaking to a trot, wrong leads, adding and leaving out strides) will cause the score to go down. Continue reading

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Hunter Jumpers – Tack and Equipment

Having the correct tack in the hunter ring is important. If you show up in the wrong type of bridle or bit it could be detrimental or even cause you to be eliminated from your class. It is important to know which tack, bridle and bit are permissible. Continue reading

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