5 Common Mistakes

Mike KevilThe majority of people make the same kinds of training errors when starting a colt. Find out how to recognize and avoid these costly mistakes.

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Ask Our Expert - Michael Richardson

Michael RichardsonMichael Richardson has devoted his life to helping others achieve success with their horses. He and his wife, Tiffany, run a training facility in Hico, Texas, and travel to clinics and horse expos helping others better understand their horses.

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Ask Our Expert - Casey Deary

Casey DearyAn accomplished reining horse trainer from Weatherford, Texas, Casey Deary competes in the National Reining Horse Association, and has accumulated more than $250,000 in winnings. Deary works with youth and amateur clients to successfully work with their horses, not only in competition, but every time they ride.

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Helpful Hobbles

Helpful HobblesThere are three basic types of restraint that can be effective during an emergency: location restraint, physical restraint and chemical restraint. In this article, Colorado veterinarian Ruth Sorensen discusses hobbling, a form of physical restraint that helps a handler control a horse in an emergency.

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Ask Our Expert - Jon Ensign

Jon EnsignHorseman Jon Ensign's techniques are drawn from Ray Hunt, Martin Black and Buck Brannaman. He uses these techniques to educate in clinics around North America, and to work with horses at his facility in Belgrade, Montana. In the July issue of Western Horseman, Ensign discusses ways to gentle your horse, minimizing injury to both horse and rider. Here, Ensign answers reader-submitted questions on crossing water, riding in spurs and suppleness.

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