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Bend at the Walk
Use this exercise from top trainer/clinician Clinton Anderson to teach your horse to bend through his entire body and become softer in his mouth.
Teach your horse to be calm, focused, responsive, and obedient with these ground-work exercises from top trainer/clinician Clinton Anderson.
Teach your horse relax and enjoy being bathed with this simple approach-and-retreat method from top trainer/clinician Clinton Anderson.
Earn Your Horse’s Respect
“To earn your horse’s respect and trust, you need to make him comfortable for doing the right thing and uncomfortable for doing the wrong thing,” says top trainer/clinician Clinton Anderson. Read on for training tips.
Fix Your Horse’s Foot Fidgets
Does your horse fidget when you pick up his feet? Teach him to hold still and balance with this tutorial from top trainer/clinician Clinton Anderson.
Stop a Grass Grabber
If your horse is busy eyeing his next meal rather than paying attention to you, gain control with Clinton Anderson’s three-step technique.
Stage 2: Gain control by teaching your horse to disengage his hindquarters with top clinician Clinton Anderson.
Stage One: Learn how to control your horse’s hindquarters, and you’ll end any disrespectful behavior. Top clinician Clinton Anderson shows you how.
Teach your horse to accept movement and noise above him with this exercise from top clinician Clinton Anderson.
Side-to-side flexion helps your horse tuck in his nose vertically and collect, too. Here’s Clinton Anderson’s proven flexion technique.
Teach your horse to flex his neck and head on the ground, and he’ll be lighter and more supple under saddle.
Teach your horse how to back up on the ground with this tapping exercise from top clinician Clinton Anderson.
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Which Saddle is for You?
Find the right saddle for your riding needs with our expert trail-saddle shopping guide.
The Charms of Charma
Tucked between the southern foothills of the San Juan Mountains and western reaches of the Brazos Mountains, Chama is a natural magnet for avid trail riders.
Horse Owner's Winter Notebook
Here's how to prolong your trailer's life and prepare it for a harsh winter, while keeping it ready in case of an emergency.
Settle Your Cinchy Horse
Learn how to settle your cinchy horse for problem-free saddling with this technique from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight.
Your Trailer: The Ride Inside
Seven ways you can control your trailer’s interior environment to enhance your horse’s safety and well-being.
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3 Trail-Training Exercises
Clinton Anderson, America's favorite clinician from Down Under, offers three lessons for trail riders. Teach your horse how to perform lateral flexion and the whoa, and learn how to gain his focus.
10 Gaited-Horse Myths: Busted!
Myths and misunderstandings about smooth-gaited horses abound. Here, we'll bust 10 common myths, taken from real questions posed by horse owners from around the country. We'll explain why each assumption is wrong - and why you should consider a gaited horse for trail riding.
Prevent Trailer Theft
It's a familiar scenario. You and your horse have been out on the trail for hours, riding up hills, wading in streams, and trotting through gulleys. When the day is nearly over and the two of you are
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