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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Ask Al: Advice from a Master Horseman: On Becoming a Better Rider

On Becoming a Better Rider by Al Dunning   In this issue we celebrate the equine centered lifestyle. As most equestrians strive to improve their skills in the saddle, it seemed natural to ask Al his thoughts on becoming a better rider. Question: How much of good riding do you …

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