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Thinking Dressage with Kyra Kyrklund

“Kyra Kyrklund is a fixture in the world of Grand Prix dressage and for over twenty years she’s been consistently ranked amongst the world’s top dressage riders.”

When Ladies of a Certain Age Ride C...

“So one might ask why a woman of my age has only ridden young stock since she climbed back into the saddle again after so many years?”

Observations on the Hair Rope Mecate

“It’s been eighteen years since a friend gave me my first hair rope, it was a nice little sorrel and white mohair Mecate and at the time, I didn’t have a clue how to use it on my horse”

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Editor's Journal

How do You Feel to your Horse?

“An experience in Portugal last year permanently altered my concept of feel. Instead of always looking at feel from the direction of how the horse feels to me…”

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.”

The Things We Do

“In my travels I often come across interesting tidbits, artifacts and pieces of information.”

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Tales of Texas

Midnight Rider

“It was late one evening on the fall works. We were running behind schedule so our commute home was a long and late one.”

Men Who Dance in the First Light

“Men who dance in the first light are a bunch of overpaid fools sleeping on the ground, eating more beans than beef, leaving in the dark…”

He Should Have Called In Sick

“Some cowboys try to cover all the bases at once. They’re trying to punch cows and get rich at the same time.”

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Jake's Take

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”

Vaquero Horsemanship Part 1

“I would like to explain the way my dad and I start and train all of our horses on the Wald Ranch”

Leachman Sale

“The beginning of this April there was a very large scale dispersion sale of the Hairpin Cavvy belonging to Jim Leachman.”

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