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There Is No Secret to Putting Your Horse "On the Bit"

Accomplished event rider and USDF gold medalist Jeremy Beale answers a reader question, explaining how skilled riders use finesse and feel, rather than strength, to teach their horses to look for the bit.

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Find Your Horse's “Boing”

Add expression by riding the coiled spring.

2-Pam-Stone-Traum

See Ya, '17!

Hands Up: Any other riders have a rather challenging year?

Credit: Illustration based on image from Illustrated Atlas of Clinical Equine Anatomy and Common Disorders of the Horse Hock anatomy: A. Fibular tarsal bone (calcaneus) B. Tibiotarsal (tarsocrural) joint C. Proximal intertarsal joint (PIT) D. Distal intertarsal joint (DIT) E. Tarsometatarsal joint (TMT)

Understanding Your Horse's Hock Health

Learn about some of the elements that affect the horse's hocks

bog spavin horse illustration

Bog Spavin in Horses: Treatment and Prognosis

Greg Staller, DVM, explains potential causes, treatment options and prognosis for a dressage horse with bog spavin.

Credit: Conklin Photographic A beautiful head is a definite attraction for every horseperson. Dansuse MF, a 2-year-old filly owned by Merrydell Farm, has a lovely head with an intelligent eye that is calm but alert.

Evaluating Sport Horse Conformation with Lilo Fore

5 Points to Consider When Assessing a Young Horse