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Question: Horse Keeps Putting His Head on My Back or Shoulder. Is this Proper Behavior?

Q: Hi Al, Good morning, I have a question that I’m hoping you can answer for me. I have recently started riding a friends horse (after not riding for almost 10 years). It is a 6yr old gelding (Section D Welsh Cob). I rode him for the second time yesterday, …

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Ask Al: Advice from a Master Horseman: The 5 Basics Every Horse Should Know

The 5 Basics Every Horse Should Know by Al Dunning   Question: When training a horse to do a particular task, how long will you continue to use a certain approach if it doesn’t appear to be working? Answer: Horses learn from repetition—good or bad. If you are using proven …

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Ask Al: Advice from a Master Horseman: On Western Riding: Styles, Fads and Trends

On Western Riding: Styles, Fads and Trends by Al Dunning   In the horse world, fads and styles come and go not unlike what happens in the fashion industry. Some training trends are detrimental to horses, both physically and mentally. This month Al shares his thoughts on western styles, both …

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