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Problem Horses

Help! My Horse Keeps Bucking

A horse bucking because he feels good is one thing but bucking under saddle is another, ranging from fairly harmless little bunny hops to terrifying bronc shows.

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The Rider

Fitness Training for Better Riding

The effect of integrating riding specific exercises into your fitness program, or just doing it once or twice a week as your fitness program, will yield fabulous results.

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Tack & Equipment

Saddle Pads: How to Choose the Right One

With so many different kinds, how do you go about choosing a saddle pad that’s right for you? Master Saddler Tom Büttner in Dresden can tell you what to look for when choosing a saddle pad.

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Disciplines

Mastering Flying Changes

Flying changes are either inevitable in the jumping course or the next step to a more advanced dressage level. Either way, it is a wonderful feeling for the rider when the horse changes leads in canter by jumping energetic and powerful into the new direction.

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Basic Knowledge

For All His Grace: Horse Movement & His Unique Gaits

The horse has helped man fight in battle. He has allowed man to travel vast distances. He has plowed our fields and raised our young, and in all this, he has shared with us his uncanny precision of grace, of movement.

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First Aid & Illness

Equine First Aid: Caring for your Horse’s Wounds

Injuries and ailments can – literally – get under your horse’s skin. These are often associated with side effects that affect not only the horse’s appearance, which makes good horse wound care all the more important.

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Basic Knowledge

Success is Just Around the Bend: Tips for Developing the Bending Dressage Horse

Flexibility. It’s one of our most important traits. Life is all about flexibility. Whether it’s preparing for a last-minute meeting, dealing with a change in plans for your dinner date, or simply embracing a spontaneous moment during this great adventure we call life, everyone needs to be flexible. Everyone needs to have a little bend. So do horses; especially in the complex arena of the world of dressage.

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Disciplines

The Rider’s Position in Show Jumping

If you are ready to take your show jumping to the next level, you need to concentrate on your jumping positions. You need to master three jumping positions if you want to be a top contender in the ring.

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