Master Your Mountain Trail Pattern

Proper Preparation Necessary for Success by Mark Bolender   The most important thing a judge should see when you run a Mountain Trail pattern is a partnership between horse and rider. Show a horse that has been properly schooled and trained. Memorizing a pattern will feel overwhelming at first, but …

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Mountain Trail Course comes to Horse Expo in the USA

Vancouver, Washington – March 13, 2017 – The Washington State Horse Expo has, for the first time, hosted a Mountain Trail Challenge on a course built by Mark and Lee Bolender. The March 3-5 event hosted thousands of spectators who saw horses and riders competing in various levels of challenges. …

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Clark County Event Center – Ridgefield, WA

  7th Annual WA State Horse Expo March 3-5, 2017   Don’t miss the Northwest’s premiere equine event featuring an all-new lineup of nationally ranked clinicians and speakers including Richard Winters, Brandi Lyons, Jim Anderson, Ruben Villasenor and Robert Eversole. And of course all your favorites, such as Steve Rother, …

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Mountain Trail – an Exciting New Discipline

Fun for Participants and Spectators by Mark Bolender The new discipline of Mountain Trail is in exciting times. For the past six years Mountain Trail courses have been built across the globe. An association known as International Mountain Trail Challenge (IMTCA) has been established along with affiliates in Canada, Germany, …

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Teeter-Totter Demons

Teeter-Totter

Helping the Fearful Horse by Mark Bolender   Mastering the teeter-totter is, for the most part, a simple task for the horse and will only take a few minutes. However, if it has been improperly taught it can be difficult to correct. I have had three very tough horses to …

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