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Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 19 - It’s all in the state of mind

Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 19 - It’s all in the state of mind

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, western riding

At the time of writing this, Jen was in sunny Ontario with the crocuses and daffodils blooming and I was in warm, wet and rainy England. Horses on either side of the Atlantic are shedding their winter fur coats and only then do we remember not to wear lip gloss if we are grooming them standing down wind. All this can mean only one thing - spring is here!

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CQHA News - Cutting Ride Earns Top 10 Under Both Judges!

CQHA News - Cutting Ride Earns Top 10 Under Both Judges!

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, horse-shows-clinics, western riding

Congratulations to Ali Chernoff of Alberta for placing 7th and 8th yesterday in the AQH Youth World Cup Cutting.

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CQHA News - Team Canada 2023 Journey to the AQHA Youth World Cup

CQHA News - Team Canada 2023 Journey to the AQHA Youth World Cup

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, horse-shows-clinics, western riding

The 2023 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup Team Heads to Bryan, Texas. Read the first hand reports from team members.

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Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 18 - What an awesome show!

Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 18 - What an awesome show!

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, western riding

WOW!!!! What can we say except – WOW! Steel City Spin 2023, June 2-4 at Ancaster was our best show yet!

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Ontario Xtreme Cowboy News

Ontario Xtreme Cowboy News

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, horse-shows-clinics, western riding

The Ontario Extreme Cowboy Club is excited to be heading into the 2023 season. The addition of new EXCA affiliated clubs means this will be the biggest race season in the 11-year history of Extreme Cowboy Racing in the province of Ontario.

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Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 17 - Spring Has Sprung

Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 17 - Spring Has Sprung

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, western riding

At the time of writing this, Jen was in sunny Ontario with the crocuses and daffodils blooming and I was in warm, wet and rainy England. Horses on either side of the Atlantic are shedding their winter fur coats and only then do we remember not to wear lip gloss if we are grooming them standing down wind. All this can mean only one thing - spring is here!

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Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 16 - Saddles

Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 16 - Saddles

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, western riding

Gilead Friedman, our friend and the brilliant brain behind Mental Athletics (a worldwide mindset training program to enable equestrians to reach peak ability in the show pen) says, “You the rider are the competitor, the horse is the athlete.”

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Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 15 - The revolution of judging a reining horse

Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 15 - The revolution of judging a reining horse

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, western riding

Any sport that involves people – judges - evaluating other people doing something, if it’s based solely on the judge’s opinion without guidelines, rules and parameters, is open for subjectivity and bias. Even if a judge thinks they are not biased, their unconscious biases will show up in their judging.

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CQHA News - Team Canada 2023 Announced

CQHA News - Team Canada 2023 Announced

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, horse-shows-clinics, western riding

The Canadian Quarter Horse Association is pleased to announce the ten youth who will represent Canada at the 2023 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup.

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Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 14 - Wait on the Horse

Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 14 - Wait on the Horse

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, western riding

One of the biggest lessons we need to learn in training horses is to wait on them. Waiting on the horse means giving the horse the opportunity to process what we are asking of him and let him make a choice. When you first start training the young ones they are learning, everything is new; they need to be shown what we want them to do and get the release when they do it, so they know they got the right answer.

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