Safe and Secure Round Pens

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine Ensure that your round pen is in good working order by inspecting its footing and fencing. READ MORE

Protect yourself from kicks

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine Even the most easygoing horse can send out an unexpected kick. Follow these precautions around all horses to keep yourself unharmed. READ MORE

Clear Cues for the Canter Depart

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine Trainer Julie Goodnight explains what to do if your horse is misreading the cue to canter. READ MORE

Choosing a Pasture Companion

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine While some horses are fine being an "only child," others may benefit by having a friend in the field. READ MORE

7 Things to Teach Your Trail Horse

by Dee McVicker Make the most of your trail outing this season by revisiting a few basic training exercises now. READ MORE

Warm Choices for Winter Apparel

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine In freezing-cold weather, you'll need to bundle up when you go out to the barn. Here are some things to consider when selecting your winter wardrobe. READ MORE

How to Read Your Horse's Body Language

by Jennifer Williams, PhD Subtle changes in your horse's posture, expression and movements can provide important clues to what he is thinking. READ MORE

Do Horses Learn by Watching Each Other?

A behavior expert explains how research has recently proven that horses can learn from the examples of others. READ MORE

Physical Causes of Canter Lead Problems

When your horse won't pick up the correct lead, poor training isn't usually to blame. READ MORE

"Blowing Up" a Girthing Myth

Horses do not hold their breath to avoid girth tightening, but it is still important to take steps to ensure your tack is secure. READ MORE

How to Fit Your Horse's Breastplate

Breastplates can keep a saddle from slipping, but only if fitted properly. Here's how check if your horse's breastplate is adjusted correctly. READ MORE

Controlling Show-Ring Nerves

With practice you can keep your emotions in check during competition, helping your horse keep his cool as well. READ MORE

Clicker Training for Horses

by Colleen Rutherford Archer Using a clicker to train your horse to play fetch, kick a ball and do other tricks is fun---and it can help you build a stronger partnership on the ground and under saddle. READ MORE

Break Your Horse's Trail-Snacking Habits

A horse who eats on the trail isn't paying attention to his rider. Here's how to redirect his focus. READ MORE

Two for the Road: Shipping a Mare and Foal Together

With some planning and patience, you can make your youngster's first trailer ride an unremarkable, and therefore good, experience. READ MORE

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