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Emergency Stops

…better control is a one-rein stop or a disengagement of the hindquarters. The one-rein stop is very useful for stopping or slowing your horse, if…

Stop In An Emergency

    The Trail Rider ~ May/June 2016 Riding Right   Stop in an Emergency The one-rein stop is often taught as the go-to aid…

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The Pully-Rein Stop

…You won’t use this extreme stopping cue as an everyday method to halt your horse, like you would the one-rein stop, but in an emergency,…

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Issues From The Saddle: Pulley Rein

…For this, I teach riders two different techniques, one for every day use and one for emergency stops. The emergency stopping technique is known as…

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Stop With Your Seat

…Rider, Julie Goodnight explains how to use emergency stopping techniques. While it’s important to know how to stop in an emergency, such techniques aren’t the…

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Riding in the Moment

…also important to develop your riding skills and have a full understanding emergency stopping techniques and when to use them. Learn the one-rein stop for…

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Emergency Dismount?

emergency dismount. The few times I have voluntarily done an emergency dismount, there have been some extenuating circumstances, and these are probably the only situations…

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The Long Haul

…feed times for your horse. How often you stop and what you do at a stop will depend on how calm your horse is in…

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Fear Of Tight Trail Obstacle

…ground. That is, walk your mare to the tight place, then stop. Praise her for standing still. Take one step, stop, and praise. Step 4….

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On The Trail Survival Guide

…you realize you haven’t checked your cinch for almost an hour. And you can’t quite remember—did you check the cinch after stopping for a lunch…

Fresh Start

…to execute the emergency stop (see my YouTube video on Pulley Rein). Don’t ride the horse as if he is going to spook (because he…

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Riding Right With Julie Goodnight

…the horse. Learn to use the pulley rein if you need an emergency stop. When he starts rooting on the reins, you should immediately stiffen…

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Behavior Bummers

…want — first make sure you know how to perform the emergency-stop cues. (To learn how to safely use a pulley rein, and perform the…

Top 5 Trailering Tips

…forward, was going to be difficult to stop. I can still remember it like it was yesterday—it’s the subject of a recurring nightmare for me….

Managing Fearful Behavior in Horses

…to execute the emergency stop. One of the most valuable skills a rider can deploy when a horse becomes fearful is to keep riding, keep…

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A Safe Handle On The Reins

…top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight. She’ll explain how to hold and use both rope and split reins, plus how to stop and ground-tie.   When you’re…

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How Do Rope Halters Work?

…wish more people would ask simple questions like this– it’s not silly, but smart! When people stop and think about what they fundamentally know (or…

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In Command And Control

…to you that it feels as if his legs were your legs? That you have the power and athleticism yourself to jump big jumps, stop

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QuarterFest and Tennessee Tornadoes

stopped so that everyone could shuffle down to the basement while tornados threatened overhead. About 35 horses were tied in the TN Miller coliseum—no room…

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To Buy Or Not To Buy

…or loading style stopped the horse from going in. If you feel you’d do anything differently, ask to work with the horse yourself. Step 6….