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All horses should be trained to be respectful and obedient when being ridden. A horse who is not obedient can be hard to handle and dangerous. For a good base of communication between you and your horse, start with our articles geared towards Training Principles, Ground Manners and Equine Behavior.



General/Miscellaneous Topics...


Horses That Rear While Riding

Trail Challenge: Crossing a Stream

Horses That Rush at Jumps

Horses That Buck While Riding

What is Collection?

Rating the Speed of Your Horse

Standing Still While Mounting


Pivot/Turn on the Haunches

Forward Movement

Cutting Corners & Rushing

Girth Tightness affects Performance

Check Your Bit Fit!

Spook-Proofing a Horse

Warmups Improve Energy Use




Bitting, Giving to the Bit, Rein Cues...


Pulling on the Bit [Part 1]

Pulling on the Bit [Part 2]

Head Shaking


Rein Eaters & Bit Chewers

Training Conflicts w/ Giving to the Bit




Mounting & Dismounting...


Mounting 101: Physics of Mounting

Mounting 102: Improve Your Mounting


 Mounting 103: Mounting Misbehaviors

 Standing Still While Mounting




Guides for Riding Instructors...


Missing Elements in Riding Instruction




Riding Styles & Disciplines...



Reining
  > The Reining Horse & Rider
  > Local Reining Associations


Cutting

Team Penning

Roping

Barrel Racing

Gymkhana

Endurance

Racing



Hunters

Jumpers

Dressage

Eventing

Saddleseat

Bareback
  > Basics of Riding Bareback


Trail Riding

Driving



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