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Is Your Horse Unsafe?
Here's how to prevent minor training issues from turning into dangerous behavior problems.

Try This: Riding Over Raised Poles
A simple exercise will help develop your horse’s strength and improve his stride.

Horse Showing - Reining: Fun, Fast and Challenging
This high-energy, spectator-friendly sport is churning up the dirt in arenas all across America.

10 Tips for Trailer Training Success
Here are some things to remember as you work on training your horse to load on the trailer.

4 Halter Training Tips for Foals
Take care of this important step while your foal is young to build the training foundation for the rest of his life.

5 Safe Longeing Habits
Longeing can be a useful exercise for some horses, but it needs to be done safely.

7 Steps to Better Trail Riding
Use your time on the trail to improve your riding with these trail tips.

Achieving Symmetry with a One-Sided Horse
If your horse has an "easy side” and a "difficult side,” these exercises will help even things out.

A Responsive Horse
Tune up your horse to respond quickly and effortlessly to your aids.

Are You Untraining Your Horse?
Four things you're probably letting your horse get away with, and how to stop it.

Video: Assessing Your Horse’s Fitness
Many riders use respiration rates alone to determine if their horse is fit, but that doesn’t show the whole picture.

Back to Schooling
Tips for more productive practice sessions for you and your horse.

Horse Training - Teach Your Horse to Back
Teaching your horse to perform a smooth and steady back up can win you points in the show ring, and keep him supple and responsive to the bridle.

Bad Behavior on the Lead
This exercise will teach your horse to be more respectful on the lead rope.

Balancing an Off-Track Thoroughbred
How to teach an ex-racehorse to work and bend in both directions.

Cure winter boredom with barn aisle exercises
Make good use of the colder months by devoting some time to groundwork.

Barn Aisle Training with Julie Goodnight
When it’s too cold to ride, you and your horse can benefit from barn-aisle training to keep your relationship strong all winter long.

Become Your Horse's Herd Leader through Groundwork
Earn your horse’s trust with three key groundwork exercises from trainer Julie Goodnight.

Bomb-Proofing Tips from Mounted Police Officers
All riders can benefit from the techniques police departments use to train their horses to stay calm in challenging situations.

Bonding with Your Horse
Build a foundation of friendship, respect and trust with your new horse.

Breaking from the Lope
Trainer Julie Goodnight offers advice for a rider who has trouble keeping her horse in the lope.

Video: Dragging Objects with Charles Wilhelm
Trainer Charles Wilhelm shows you how to desensitize your horse to objects around him.

Circle Driving with Clinton Anderson
This exercise will help your horse become attentive and relaxed while being led.

Backing for Respect with Clinton Anderson
Clinton Anderson's tips for dealing with an aggressive horse.

Clinton Anderson: The Sending Exercise
This exercise will help your horse become less nervous in tight spaces.

No More Trailer Troubles
Clinton Anderson puts an end to your horse???s trailer loading fears.

Conditioning Your Horse During Downtime
A reduced winter training schedule is ideal for unlearning bad habits and starting positive ones.

Cross-Training for Horses
Try these exercises to shake up your riding routine and improve your horse's performance in any sport.

Dangers of Overtraining
It’s important to keep your horse fit, but overdoing it can cause problems.

Dealing with the Lazy Horse
Clinton Anderson explains how he teaches horses to move forward off the rider's leg.

Driving Mini Horses
Train your mini horse to drive with expert advice from champion trainer Bryce Baker.

Equine Motivation
Use horses’ two main motivators, safety and comfort, to your advantage.

The Ex-Racehorse Factor
With the right training, off-track Thoroughbreds can be very rewarding.

Good Advice: Extended Trot Cue
Julie Goodnight explains how to ask your horse to extend the trot without breaking into a lope.

Fear Management with Julie Goodnight
Regain confidence and overcome fear to enjoy riding once again.

Form a Bond with Your Horse
How to show your horse affection without losing his respect.

Good Horse, Bad Horse
When you need to correct or praise your horse, what’s appropriate and what’s too much?

Green horse resources from
A compilation of articles, tips and stories for owners of young and untrained horses

Groundwork for Young Horses
Stacy Westfall shares her techniques for starting a young horse from the ground up.

Handling Bad Behavior
Olympic medalist Gina Miles shares her tips for correcting bucking, rearing and bolting.

Good Hand Habits
When it comes to using your hands to effectively communicate with your horse, courtesy counts. Mind your manners and your horse will mind you.

Happier Trails for You and Your Horse
From barn sourness to spooking, trail experts share their tried-and-true solutions.

Horse Training - Softening a Horse's Hard Mouth
Less is more when it comes to softening a hard mouth.

Horse Behavior - Help for Headshy Horses
Expert advice on avoiding and overcoming headshyness.

Heart Rate Monitors for Horses
How this athletic training tool can provide data to improve your horse's health and fitness.

Help Your Horse Overcome Fear
A guide to helping a horse work through fear without using force.

Herd Bound
Deal with the horse’s instinctive desire to be close to the herd.

Good Advice: Herd Hierarchy
Julie Goodnight's explains how to use your herd's hierarchy to manage your horses better.

Herd Order
Identify where your horse sits in the herd hierarchy to be his best leader.

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