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Why Do Western Horses Keep Their Heads Down?

Many people unfamiliar with Western riding disciplines wonder why the horses carry their heads so low all of the time. Western horses do often carry their heads much lower compared to horses in English disciplines. There are several factors involved in this.  6 Reasons Western Pleasure Horses Have their Heads so Low Conformation A major …

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Differences Between English & Western Horseback Riding

One of the most common questions new riders ask about horseback riding is about the difference between English and Western riding. Most of the images of horses we have been shown in the Western Hemisphere in the past few centuries has reduced the many styles of riding down to these two: English riding (represented today …

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Cantering with Confidence: How To Cue, Relax, & Enjoy the Canter

  The canter can be a hard gait to learn, and the speed that accompanies the gait can bring anxiety for many beginning riders. In this article, we’ll talk about: cuing your horse to canter relaxing as you transition into the canter sitting correctly in the saddle so you feel secure and connected how to know …

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