Practicing a pretty slow lope, on a loose rein, will leave your horse traveling flat. Here’s what to do about it…

Use this exercise to: enhance a pleasure horse’s movement help maintain an older horse that has correct movement give a light aerobics workout to make him use his body up high then release and get soft Great to prevent your horse from picking up bad habits and keep using his body correctly. Members view this…

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A Key To Western Pleasure Success with Champion Trainer, Katy Jo Zuidema

“One of the biggest things that I make the mistake of doing and that I see people doing is they get in the trap of working that circle in the middle of the pen and then they have a hard time transitioning from the circle to the long straight aways, there really is no show pen that is round, so what we have to master is long straight aways and managing your corners to show your horse in the show pen.”
Katy Jo Zuidema

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Western Pleasure Quick Tip

“You can’t just ride because it’s pretty,
you can’t just ride because the sun’s shining,
you can’t ride because it is Saturday.
If you are in a competition world and you compete with your horses you ride for a reason at all times.”

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Champion Horse Training Tip: Horse Show Practice Strategy

23 Time World Champion Western Pleasure Horse Trainer Cleve Wells teaches us an important strategy to keep in mind as we are training at home and in the warm up pen that if you put to use today, should bring you closer to reaching your goals with your horse. Really listen and let this common…

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Champion Horse Training Tip: Lateral Exercises To Control Stride

Learn from the experience of World Champion Western Pleasure Horse Trainer, Cleve Wells an exercise to teach your horse to go forward properly to help control his/her stride without creating choppiness. Here’s the transcript: “Anytime I am going to walk or trot off, there is just some really simple things that really help a lot…

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