American Horsewoman’s Challenge

NWNHC Productions has announced the first national competition to crown the top all-around women horse trainers in the United States and Canada. The American Horsewoman’s Challenge is a six-month contest to train a young horse for a cross-discipline competition to be held in  October of 2014 in Oklahoma City. The competition combines the equestrian skills of Dressage, Ranch/Trail Versatility and Liberty. The top ten finishers split a purse worth $28,000.

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Double Dan Horsemanship’s Dan James to Compete at Mustang Million

Dan James of Double Dan Horsemanship and Smart Little Mustang make their run at one million dollars in cash and prizes at Mustang Million on September 17-21, 2013.  

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Double Dan Horsemanship How To: Tying a Rope Halter

A rope halter can easily be one of the most versatile pieces of equipment that a cowboy owns, but only if used and tied correctly. Tying your rope halter incorrectly could result in a Houdini horse incident; one moment they’re quietly standing tied, the next, you turn your back for a short period of time and by the time you’ve turned back around they’ve disappeared, leaving the halter swinging from where the horse once stood.

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Mustang Million: One Horse. One Event. One Million Reasons.

In 2013, the Mustang Heritage Foundation will present an unparalleled level of competition in its Mustang program portfolio. One thousand Mustangs will be eligible for the inaugural Mustang Million event to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, in September.

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10-Point Conformation Checklist

by Sean Patrick

first published in Western Horseman

If you want a prospect to excel in competition or do his job well on a ranch, it’s best to start with the right horse.

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Success in the Saddle: Learning is Your Friend

by Robert M. Liner

The most effective riders are the ones prepared for the unexpected. On the most pleasant of afternoons, a simple trail ride can suddenly turn into a fight for survival. Why this happens is a question that is impossible for any human to answer, but how and what makes it happen can be addressed.

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Cross-Training the Cowboy Way

by Chris Littlefield with Ross Hecox     

Versatility is the cornerstone of my program. I like to train horses that aren’t specialized for one event, but instead are able to perform in a variety of competitions.

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The Benefits of Lunging Your Horse

by Charles Wilhelm

Question: Why is it important that I lunge my horse? I would also like to understand the essentials of this exercise.

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Tips for Riding a Spooky Horse

by Jane Savoie

Riding a spooky horse can be challenging and frustrating. You might be more patient with your spooky horse when you understand that horses have survived in the wild all these years because of their natural flight response.

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Nurturing the Soul of a Better Ride

by Robert M. Liner

A riding experience can bring out all of what being with horses so meaningful. By paying close attention to what a horse has to offer you, that time spent together can be an actual investment with a positive payoff better than any lottery could offer.

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