Training

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Ride Your Hunter Round Like a Pro

Wow the judge with this top hunter rider and judge’s show-ring tips. Part 1: Practice pace and turning to a line.

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Winning a Day with Wofford and White

Contest winner Liza Green and nine friends spent the day learning from renowned eventers Jim Wofford and Sharon White in a uniquely formatted clinic.

The stronger your base of support is, the straighter you’ll be able to carry your upper body and the softer and steadier you can be in your hands. Here, West Point Cadet Matilda Brady’s good lower-leg position is supporting her quiet upper body and hands—even without stirrups. The proof is in 26-year-old Thoroughbred/warmblood-cross Aberdeen’s relaxed, content expression.

All About That Base!

Improve your performance by strengthening your base of support.

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Jim Wofford: Gymnastic Exercise

Improve your horse’s rhythm, balance and independence over a bounce gymnastic.

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Richard Spooner: Bringing Up Babies

Homebreds bring show-ring successes for grand prix rider Richard Spooner, but his main motive is a passion for their parents and enjoyment of the entire process.

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Bruno Greber: Building Communication Lines

A Swiss Riding Master shows how classical dressage techniques improve hunter/jumper training.

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Tackling the ‘Hunter Puissance’

Some of the nation’s top riders faced down barnyard critters,125 tons of sand and a massive wall during the 2016 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship.

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Jim Wofford: Our Sport Changes; Horses Do Not

Jim has had the time and opportunity to observe what has shifted in our sport—and what remains constant.

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Bernie Traurig: Keep At It Until You're An Artist

The need to “practice, practice, practice” the American forward riding system is the message from Bernie Traurig’s recent workshop.

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How Rich Fellers Stays Relaxed and In Control

Mental-skills coach Tonya Johnston shares ways to help direct your focus and effort in the saddle. You'll also find out top show jumper Rich Fellers' tips to stay relaxed and in control during any situation.

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Tik Maynard: Build Your Ground Skills

By using natural horsemanship groundwork techniques, you can develop a stronger bond with your horse.

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Training Tips with Frank Madden: Rider Position

Top Equitation/Hunter/Jumper Trainer Frank Madden explains correct rider position.

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Jumping Clinic With George Morris

George Morris critiques a rider.

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Inside Your Ride with Tonya Johnston: Inspired Goal-Setting

This month, equestrian mental-skills coach Tonya Johnston chats with dressage star Laura Graves and offers ways for riders to reach for their riding goals.

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Good Horsemanship Goes Beyond Good Riding

Two young riders share their experiences participating in this year's George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session in Wellington.

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Brianne Goutal WIHS Clinic

Winners of the 2015 WIHS Barn Night Spirit Contest learn from clinician and grand-prix jumper Brianne Goutal.

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How do I keep him still in the lineup?

Problems such as a horse not wanting to stand still in the lineup at the end of a hack class can’t be solved with just one movement or one rein; they require diligence and a better overall awareness of how well you and your horse are communicating.

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Develop Your Athlete With Dressage

Part 1: Olympian Christine Traurig preaches the principles of flatwork at the 2016 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session.

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Book Exerpt: Gymnastic Exercise: Shoulder-In

In an excerpt from her book, "Build A Better Athlete!," Leslie Webb offers a clear introduction to the first of the lateral movements.

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How Do I Get My High-Headed Hunter to Be Rounder?

Top trainer Jamie Mann shares tips on how to create a nice frame in the hunter ring.

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How do I practice jog-ups?

Selena O'Hanlon, an Olympic event rider, offers tips to teach your horse to jog in-hand safely and correctly.

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Independent and Effective Aids Start With a Strong Position

Holly Hugo-Vidal offers tips to help riders use their aids properly through balance and coordination.

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Utilizing the American Forward Riding System

Understand the levels of control and the different stages of contact to produce connected, ground-covering, efficient strides.

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Riding Simplified

Riders need to understand the two basic systems of schooling to avoid using conflicting aids with their horses.