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Meet 'The Maestro' Philippe Karl

“Searching for a small riding faculty in Baden, Switzerland, we find the barn tucked away inside an industrial complex. A person would never guess there were horses here…”

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The Amish and the Modern Horseman

“For modern horseman, however, it’s nearly impossible to relate to the mindset of the Amish.”

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Arena Polo Excitement!

“The charming lakeside village of Ascona in southern Switzerland formed the backdrop for an arena polo tournament.”

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Editor's Journal

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Rare Breed Encounter; Suffolk Punch

“Just as the name suggests, this horse really packs a lot of power.”

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Introduce the Hackamore to Your Horse

“The traditional hackamore, known in classical terms as the Jaquima is a versatile tool that can be applied to any discipline and any breed of horse.”

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Putting The Odds in Your Favor

“Riding into competition on a green horse generates its own unique pressures. Aside from the normal nerves, a host of anxieties often get tossed together during those last few minutes of warm-up.”

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Tales of Texas

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Listo

“In my book horses rate right behind ladies and dogs on the man chart. They have a lot in common with these other divinely created creatures.”

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Red Sky Take Warning

“Cowboys and Sailors have a lot in common. Sometimes when a storm is brewing, about all you can do is batten down the hatches and try to ride it out.”

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Keep Your Eyes on Flaxy

“Keep Your Eyes on Flaxy…That is what I was telling myself while this little episode was unfolding. It’s Spring and Flaxy has had the winter off.”

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Jake's Take

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Joe Wolter Clinic

“Labor Day weekend was especially fun this year for a few people”

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Weaning Colts and Winter Work

“There’s a small period of time in-between the fall works and the middle of winter when you’re feeding cows twenty-four-seven”

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Vaquero Horsemanship Part 3

“For the last few weeks I’ve described the history and gear of the vaquero in my own words and from my own experiences.”

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