Training

Looking for ways to boost you or your horse’s education? We offer a wide selection of training articles for riders of all levels, which include sections on specific disciplines: hunters, jumpers, eventing, dressage and equitation. Also, be sure to check out our section on common problems.

Frank Madden Schooling Notebook

Improve Your Horse’s Rideability

Top equitation and hunter/jumper trainer Frank Madden shares an exercise to increase adjustability and responsiveness for smoother rounds.

Tamie Smith Full Coffin 2

Cross-Country Coffins

Lay to rest your—and your horse’s—fears about this challenging cross-country question.

Frank Madden Schooling Notebook

Improve Your Horse’s Rideability

Top equitation and hunter/jumper trainer Frank Madden shares an exercise to increase adjustability and responsiveness for smoother rounds.

6hrsuntilshowtime

Your Show Ring-Ready Guide

Make a strong first impression with this head-to-tail grooming guide for the show ring. Horse showing is a lot like NASCAR. Pre-competition primping starts the night before so that everyone is ready for the inevitable “hurry up and wait” of race day. Pit crews and drivers furiously work from a “war wagon” stocked with preferred tools and products for fine-tuning months and years of hard work.

6hrsuntilshowtime

Your Show Ring-Ready Guide

Make a strong first impression with this head-to-tail grooming guide for the show ring. Horse showing is a lot like NASCAR. Pre-competition primping starts the night before so that everyone is ready for the inevitable “hurry up and wait” of race day. Pit crews and drivers furiously work from a “war wagon” stocked with preferred tools and products for fine-tuning months and years of hard work.

Stride Counting

Tune up Your Turns and Distances

Five-time Olympian Anne Kursinski’s simple stride-counting exercise will have you and your horse flowing through turns with better balance and finding distances with greater ease.

Daniel Bluman Leg Before Rein Exercise 1 3

Leg Before Rein

Learn grand prix jumper Daniel Bluman's cure for the most common rider fault.