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Whether it’s halter training a foal or how to train a horse to jump a ditch, we have advice, tips and how-to’s designed to improve your skills as a horse trainer and the horse and rider experience. Our horse training articles cover ever kind of riding, from English and Western competition to just toodling along on a trail ride. Learn how to earn your horse’s respect and get the most out of your training time through us.
  1. Uncovering (a Horse Named) Neela: Learning to be Confident in the Face of Crazy

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    What would your horse do if you were to suddenly run past it while screaming? Would it bolt like a racehorse out of a gate or … READ MORE »

  2. Uncovering (a Horse Named) Neela: Healing Hands

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    If a horse launches a human like a lawn dart, it’s almost always the human’s fault. –That’s one thing I have come to believe over the … READ MORE »

  3. Uncovering (a Horse Named) Neela

    mare being sacked out

    I’m in a hospital bed staring at a piece of paper with a sentence that makes no sense: “Fell off horse Neela who is pregnant by … READ MORE »

  4. Hello, Saddle! The Mare Learns She’s More Than Just a Momma

    mare and rider

    If you had told me two years ago I’d be attempting to start a horse under saddle, I’d have looked at you like you had two … READ MORE »

  5. Humane Society: Congress Needs to Amend Horse Protection Act to Stop the Senseless Act of Soring

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    Do you love horses? Have you heard about the practice of soring? According to the Humane Society of the United States, “Soring involves the intentional infliction … READ MORE »

  6. Road to the Horse Set on Sale: Get More Than Ten Hours of Thrilling Video for Under $85

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    Having attended Road to the Horse four years in a row, I can tell you that 2013 was the most exciting event for the colt-starting competition. … READ MORE »

  7. Neither of Us is Getting Any Younger: It’s Time to Start That Mare Under Saddle

    mare and owner

    Have you ever started a horse? For the past few months, I’ve been mulling over the idea of starting my new mare under saddle–myself. Don’t get … READ MORE »

  8. Make Your Horse a Solid Citizen with This Bombproofing Book

    Better Than Bombproof horse training book

    If you’ve ever seen someone’s horse fly sideways in a sudden spook, leaving the rider in the dust, then you know how fast those things can … READ MORE »

  9. Tricks Are *Not* Just for Kids

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    Have you ever thought about teaching your horse some tricks? If you haven’t yet, what’s stopping you? Horse & Rider senior editor Jennifer Forsberg Meyer talks about … READ MORE »

  10. When Your Horse Bullies You

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    Nobody likes a bully, especially if it’s a 1,000-pound horse. Horse&Rider senior editor Jennifer Forsberg Meyer weighs in on this very important topic: Does your horse ever … READ MORE »

  11. Road to the Horse 2014 Ram Wild Card Showdown Free to the Public

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    Dreams will come true for one of the eight Wild Cards who will compete for a chance to step into the Road to the Horse round … READ MORE »

  12. If You Waited to Buy the Road to the Horse DVDs on Sale, Now’s Your Chance

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    If you would love to own the Road to the Horse International 2013 DVD series, act now: Beginning Tuesday, August 6 and lasting until Monday, August … READ MORE »

  13. Finding Fun for an Ex-Racehorse Who Can’t Be Ridden (Right Now)

    Julie Oelman and horse Dru

    It’s been a year since we last heard about Dru, the 17.2-hand off-the-track Thoroughbred being rehabilitated after several years on the track. The story, which outlined … READ MORE »

  14. Attention Natural Horsemanship Programs: Parelli Education Institute Launches Grand Educational Giveaway

    Pat Parelli. | Photo by Stephanie Davis

    Parelli Education Institute, a non-profit dedicated to natural horsemanship education, announced today the launch of the Grand Educational Giveaway. A generous gift from Parelli Natural Horsemanship … READ MORE »

  15. Colt Starting, Natural Horsemanship Style: Second Competitor of Road to the Horse International 2014 Announced

    horse trainer Antoine Cloux

    A truly international event, the World Championship of Colt Starting is bringing together the most talented horse clinicians from every part of the globe. Australian clinician … READ MORE »

  16. What’s Your Horse “Saying”?

    Horses “say” many things with head-and-neck movements; this foal may simply be seeking attention. | Horse&Rider file photo

    Do you understand the language of your horse? Horse&Rider senior editor Jennifer Forsberg Meyer weighs in on this very important topic: Horses are fluent in body language. … READ MORE »

  17. This Book Has Heart: Natural Horsemanship Explained

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    In his book, Natural Horsemanship Explained: From Heart to Hands, Dr. Robert Miller says the ideal horseman “has the courage of a lion, the patience of … READ MORE »

  18. So Much More Than Colt-Starting: The 2013 Road to the Horse DVD Series is Pure Fun

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    I don’t mean this to sound nanny-nanny boo-boo, but if you missed the 2013 Road to the Horse colt-starting competition, you deprived yourself of a ton … READ MORE »

  19. Dan Steers of Double Dan Horsemanship Announced as First Competitor of Road to the Horse International 2014

    Dan Steers

    Australian clinician Dan Steers of Double Dan Horsemanship has been announced as the first competitor at Road to the Horse 2014. Steers will make his way to the Kentucky … READ MORE »

  20. John Lyons Gives Timeless Training Tips for Any Horse in “Bringing Up Baby”

    bringing up baby horse book

    Does your horse turn and face you when you approach? Will he load easily in a trailer, and stand still for the saddle? If not, perhaps … READ MORE »

  21. John Strassburger: Riding My Young Horse For the First Time

    rider on pinto horse

    We’ll bet that you’ve enjoyed this type of a thrill, too, if you’ve raised your own horse. Or maybe you’re dreaming of this experience. Either way, … READ MORE »

  22. Natural Horsemanship: Your Horse Wants You to Get a Feel For It

    True Horsemanship Through Feel

    You want your presence to bring out the best in a horse. To do that, you have to learn how to give the best of yourself. … READ MORE »

  23. Chris Cox Talks About His Road to the Horse Spectator Experience

    Horse trainer Chris Cox prepares to halter his horse

    Past Road to the Horse winner Chris Cox chats with MyHorse Daily about the competitors’ colt-starting performances and how his time affected his view as a … READ MORE »

  24. The Lady Gaga of the Horse World, Lady C, to rock at 2013 BreyerFest

    Lady C takes a bow. | Photo courtesy of Sue

    If the horse world had pop stars, Lady C would be like Lady Gaga. This inspirational mare is a stunning double-registered Tennessee Walking Horse and Spotted Saddle … READ MORE »

  25. Guy McLean Wins the 2013 Road to the Horse Colt-Starting Competition

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    After a stunningly beautiful final obstacle course and freestyle ride, Guy McLean swept the Jack Brainard Horsemanship Award at the Road to the Horse competition as … READ MORE »

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