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Free Report Riding Dressage

October 20, 2015

Get started in the exciting sport of dressage.

In AQHA’s FREE Riding Dressage report, the industry’s best horse trainers show you how to get started in the exciting sport of dressage. Plus, they explain how the fundamentals of dressage can help you in other horse disciplines.

In the Riding Dressage report, you can prepare to show dressage with these nine lessons from AQHA Professional Horsewoman and Certified Horsemanship Association master instructor Carla Wennberg, with The American Quarter Horse Journal’s Andrea Caudill:

  1. Enter at A: What is dressage, and how can its basics help all riders?
  2. Proceed Working Trot: Improve your departures.
  3. At C, Medium Walk: Improve your horse’s self-carriage in downward transitions.
  4. Circle Left 20 Meters: To ride a circle, your horse has to be straight.
  5. At E, Circle Left: Use lateral work to strengthen your horse.
  6. At A, Down the Centerline: Turning a corner means improving your horse’s flexibility.
  7. HXF, Free Walk: Teach your horse to stretch.
  8. At X, Halt and Salute: A correct halt is all about being balanced .
  9. At A, Down Centerline: Preparing to show a dressage test.

Dressage horses aren’t the only equines who can benefit from these lessons.

If you have a horse that pulls on the bridle, tosses his head, rushes or throws up his head during transitions, the exercises in the Riding Dressage report can help those problems.

The dressage lessons can also help:

  • Sharpen your horsemanship or equitation patterns.
  • Get rid of trot steps in a reining lope departure.
  • Balance a young colt just starting under-saddle training.
  • Show horses that try to dive into the center of the ring.
  • Hunter under saddle horses that need to stay straight on the rail.
  • Canter circles in any discipline where horses might try to drop a shoulder.
  • Maneuvering around obstacles on the trail. (It will help you keep your horse between your legs, not leaning on them.)
  • Improve transitions
  • Get your horse more balanced and responsive, and more!

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How to Build a Mounting Block

September 25, 2015

Ease aboard your horse with a homemade mounting block.

It’s always nice to have a leg up when you’re ready to get in the saddle. But there are many times when an able-bodied, strong-backed volunteer just isn’t available to give you a boost onto your horse.

AQHA consulted a woodworking expert for a homemade mounting block that can become a staple of your barn aisle or arena for years to come.

Download the easy directions in our FREE How to Build a Mounting Block report!

This homemade mounting block has a simple supply list and is the perfect project for beginners.

Make this mounting block your next 4-H project, or give the plans to the teenagers at your barn to keep them busy! Best of all, this mounting block is easily personalized with paint and decorations. What better gift to give your horse-loving friends than a homemade mounting block embellished with their name, horse brand, favorite horse club, equestrian team, whatever!

“As the director of a therapeutic riding center, we find our ramp and also a mounting block to be very necessary items. Even my able riders are asked to use the mounting block, as it is easier on our horses’ backs. I can’t imagine living without these very effective tools!”

Leslie

We know you’ll enjoy making this mounting block. Be sure to share your stories of how your new mounting block made your life a little easier and your ride a little more enjoyable!

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How to Tie a Rope Halter

April 29, 2015

Learn the correct way to tie a rope halter.

The rope halter is a valuable tool, but it needs to be used correctly. A poorly tied rope halter can put your horse in danger, so it’s worth your time to learn how to properly use it and keep your horse safe.

In AQHA’s FREE How to Tie a Rope Halter report, expert tack maker Dennis Moreland explains in simple terms how to tie a rope halter.

“I prefer to use rope halters on my horses. I have to admit, I’ve been too embarrassed to tell anyone I didn’t know how to properly tie them and I would not ask for help. This article, with numbered steps and matching photos, made it so simple to understand and follow. Now I can tie them properly every time. Proper tying is safer for me and my horse and gives me more overall self-confidence working with my horses.”

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Dennnis’ method ensures the rope halter becomes a safe and effective way to communicate with your horse.

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