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8 Married with Horsesby Chevy (Siobhan) Allen
“Oh Chevy, you don’t understand.Your husband is a horseman. He gets the horse thing, and supports your riding.”
16 Confronting the Unknownby David Slipka
If you think about it, animals are constantly confronting the unknown. Can you turn fear into curiosity?
24 Moving Forwardby Ken McNabb
I love New Year’s Day every year, because it brings with it the promise of a new and better year; in essence we are “moving forward”.
28 Coming Back Soundby Martha Josey
During the colder seasons, it’s easy for our horses to be stiff and more susceptible to an injury.
30 Rein Managementby Richard Winters
When riding, our reins are a direct communication link between horse and rider. Understanding how to handle our reins effectively will better equip us to cue our horse in a positive manner.
42 Questions to Ask Looking to 2022by Barbra Schulte
This time of year is such a perfect time to think about 2022 – what we want to accomplish – why we want to achieve it – and what success looks like.
46 Spins (Part 1)by Dick Pieper
Many people think that when you teach
a horse to spin, the first thing you do is
rock back on the horse to get him on his
inside hind pivot foot.
52 Flying Changesby Sandy Collier
Changing leads is one of the few reining maneuvers a horse does at liberty, on his own. Horses don’t slide, spin, or back up when they’re loose, but they change leads all day long.
54 We Will Learn How to Say “No”by Dr. Harlan Anderson, DVM
My grandfather died of the flu in 1918. My grandmother took over operations of the farm with six children and the youngest was 2 years old.
56 Step Importance!by Dennis Cappel
One thing that every great horse has in common with each other is this
unique quality of the first impression of their human partners.
62 Lead Changes, My Commentsby Mike Major
Making a lead change is like doing a nice spin; the rider must have in mind what he really wants his horse to do. So often a person drives a horse’s front end into the change, and hopes the back end follows, but the rider’s never sure of the response he might get.
64 Western Dressage: Warm-up Routineby Lynn Palm
A good warm up routine is valuable, whether you are about to school your horse for your latest test in Western Dressage, or are just heading out for a trail ride.
68 Finding Reproductive Problemsby Michelle LeBlanc, DVM, Dipl. ACT
Most of us associated with breeding mares and stallions can’t wait for the season to end and don’t want to think of barren mares and stallions until next year
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