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Our Biggest Obstacle to Better Horsemanship is Ourselves

Our journey to improve our horsemanship often stalls, riders get frustrated and our horses pay the price. To correct this, this realization is crucial: the biggest barrier to better horsemanship is often ourselves. As riders, we might spend countless hours in lessons, absorbing methods and techniques, perfecting how we ask for movements and responses. Yet, […]

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Mastering Western Ranch, Reining, and Cow Horse Patterns

A Comprehensive Guide to Achieving Top Scores in Horse Shows Whether you’re preparing for a reining, cow horse, horsemanship, or ranch riding pattern, the key to mastering western patterns lies in meticulous preparation and a deep understanding of the pattern you’re about to ride. Today, we’ll delve into the intricacies of reading a pattern, preparing

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Equestrian Helmet Use: Function, Tradition, and Safety

In the realm of equestrian sports, the topic of helmet use and its psychological implications presents a tapestry of diverse opinions and practices. It’s paramount to acknowledge that while helmets offer essential physical protection and can foster confidence, they are a piece in the larger puzzle of comprehensive safety strategies, which includes skill development and

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The Right Mindset for Beginner Equestrian Exhibitors

For beginner exhibitors venturing into reining, cow, and ranch classes, the experience can be as daunting as it is thrilling. This blog post is dedicated to helping you navigate the initial challenges and embrace the full spectrum of experiences that equestrian competitions offer. We’ll delve into how to thrive under the spotlight of an audience,

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Riding Skills for Better Ranch, Reining and Cow Work

Equestrian riding encompasses a wide range of skills, each contributing significantly to the overall ability and versatility of a rider. These skills are not only fundamental in general horse riding but also play a crucial role in specific disciplines like reining and cow work. Let’s explore these essential equestrian skills and understand how they transition

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How Aging Influences Our Horseback Riding and Showing

As the golden years approach, our perspectives and priorities undergo a profound transformation. This shift is not just confined to the more apparent aspects of life but also extends to the equestrian pursuits we hold dear. Horseback riding and showing, activities that often blend passion with sport, are not immune to the changes brought on

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