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Horsemanship Articles and Videos

{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Don on Sheza A Horse, Of Course Don Blazer ummer may mean vacation for us, but it usually means work time for horses. With the kids out of school, and longer days, there’s more time to ride. And ride we do. In far too many cases, Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Pat Parelli Western States Horse Expo: Get Ready to Rumble! No, that’s not a California earthquake. It’s the rumbling of thousands of horse enthusiasts as they come through the gates at Western States Horse Expo, June 10-12, 2016 at Cal Expo. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Eleanor Blazer and My Kustom Kruzer The Way of Horses They are the Special Forces within your horse’s body. They neutralize insurgents before damage can be done. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Don on Sheza A Horse, Of Course Don Blazer elevision commercials show the world what the horse does best. “Here comes the king, here comes the big number one.” And here come the Budweiser Clysdesdales, Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Nicholas Barthelemy and All The Boon circle Cactus Reining Classic, 2016 Christy Egan If there was an annual award for Perfect NRHA Show of the Year, the 2016 Cactus Reining Classic would seriously have to be in the running. You know what they say about “Location …”. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Don on Sheza Sour Horses Don Blazer There are a lot of mean, nasty, sour horses in this world. They run away, balk, bit, kick, rear, strike and refuse to work. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Eleanor Blazer and My Kustom Kruzer Deadly Feed Additives Eleanor Blazer "Tainted Feed Kills Horses" are headlines that appear too frequently. Is your horse at risk? Yes, if you purchase feed from manufacturers that use a drug called an ionophore. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Lynn Palm Building a Partnership with your Horse “Staying in Control” Lynn Palm Riders frequently ask how to stay in control in new situations. In fact, the most common question I am asked at clinics and featured appearances relates to training and riding outside of the Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Mariah & Jess in the parade The Super Horse Charles Wilhelm A super horse is simply a horse that is versatile; it is a horse that can perform well in many areas. A super horse works well in the arena, goes safely out on the trail, Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Vita Flex Victory Team Rider Al Dunning and Expensive Hobby Vita Flex Victory Team Rider Al Dunning Al Dunning and his late mount Expensive Hobby were inducted into the Arizona Quarter Horse Association (AzQHA)’s Hall of Fame on February 20 for their individual and collective accomplishmen Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Carol Cohen presents Kimberly Van Kampen Boyer with the Global Dressage Visionar Carol Cohen Shines Spotlight on Kimberly Van Kampen Boyer Carol Cohen Carol Cohen Shines the Spotlight on Kimberly Van Kampen Boyer and Leadline Champions During Friday Night Freestyle Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Atlantic Coast Stampede Rodeo It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Ticket to America’s #1 Extreme Sport at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Eddie Eddie’s New Saddle – How Saddle Fit Changes Over Time Julie Goodnight I bought Eddie in the spring of his 3-year-old year; he was a handsome and sensible youngster with a great pedigree. A very ‘typey’ stock horse, he stood 14.2 hands and weighed in at about 9 Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Lynn Palm Building a Partnership with Your Horse Lynn Palm Any time you are getting into a different discipline, it is important to know what tack is allowed in competition. The smart rider will research ahead of time to learn all the rules about wh Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Calf on Control of the Shoulders, Ribcage and Hips Charles Wilhelm Control of the shoulders, ribcage and hips is required in order to do a great many things including picking up a correct lead, side passing, doing a leg yield and also keeping the should Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Eleanor Blazer and My Kustom Kruzer THE WAY OF HORSES Eleanor Blazer Within your horse may be invaders that can cause illness. These organisms are dependent on him for sustenance and life. Your horse is their "host". Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Don on Sheza A Horse, Of Course Don Blazer If there are million ways to buy a bad horse, there must be at least five ways to buy a good one. To get a good horse, you have to use a little horse sense. Hard to do, being human. Emoti Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Don on Sheza A Horse, Of Course Don Blazer What’s the horsepower?” Walter, a horse, of course, asked as he side-passed up to the little black, two-seat Mercedes coup. “I haven’t got a clue,” I said. “But I’ll bet she is fast.” Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Lynn Palm Western Dressage: Understanding Basic Level Tests 3 & 4 Lynn Palm Now that you are moving forward, let’s go into more detail about the gaits you and your horse will ride when competing at the Basic Level. Read More
{node-type}Editorial{/node-type} Don on Sheza There’s got to be a better way. Don Blazer There’s got to be a better way. I guess one horseman or another has been saying that since man first tried to ride the horse and quickly discovered there’s got to be a better way. Read More
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