Simplify Your Gate Skills

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Featured image: Nicole Grous, photo by Michael T. Photography Gate training is indispensable  to any rancher’s horse. Working Equitation is designed to show the skills necessary to maneuver obstacles that closely represent the athleticism of a working ranch horse. Teamwork and focus are essential to tackling obstacles similar to those found in the fields. Where […]

Corners Matter!

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Bending your horse through a corner not only helps with suppleness, it’s also important for balance in your Dressage tests and also in those tight turns in Ease of Handling. We always want to strive for our horse bending around our inside leg, not pushing or bracing against our leg. The corners in your Dressage […]

Show Report: Highlander Ranch WE Show

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Highlander Ranch at McClennan Community College in Waco, Texas, welcomed eleven horse/rider pairs to a small but well-run Working Equitation competition on February 16-17, 2019. Sue Watkins, r, California, judged the event. Claire Edwards competed on two horses. She and Tennessee Walking Horse Señorita S earned 63.96% in Dressage and 58.75% in Ease of Handling […]

Show Report: Southwest Baroque Horse Show

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Fifteen horse/rider pairs joined “S” judge Doreen Atkinson, TX, at the Florida Horse Park for the Southwest Baroque Horse Shows’ January 2019 Working Equitation Competition. Introductory Level Paulette Stoudt and Gypsy Vanner WR Esmeralda’s Will by Caymus swept the six-entry Introductory class, earning 66.46% in Dressage and 66.88% in Ease of Handling to take home […]