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Julie riding Annie in the arena.

1107: Control of Life Pt 1

Julie’s friend finds a better sense of control in her horse and her life.
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Feed-Time Aggression Q & A

Question: Why do some horses feel threatened when it comes to their food, and in return behave in an aggressive way at meal times? What can I do to prevent food-time aggression and stay safe
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Relationship Fix Series

Relationship Fix Series   Bonding Dos and Don’ts   By Julie Goodnight with Heidi Melocco   Top trainer Julie Goodnight discusses how to show your horse affection without deteriorating your leadership in your herd of
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Q&A: Dominant Trail Horse

Dear Julie, I have a 15-year-old quarter horse that has decided he must be in the lead on the trail. I ride alone most of the time but do enjoy the company of others. When
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Jealous Little Girl

Dear Julie, I have a two-year-old mare that’s an eager learner and wants to spend time with me. She readily approaches me and wants to be in on the action when I work with other
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Feeding Frenzy

Dear Julie, I have just taken in two mares, ages 27 and 20. Both were well trained as performance horses in their youth, but have recently been neglected and poorly fed (pastured on 140 acres
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Becoming The Leader

Question: I need advice for my daughter and her horse. My daughter is 10 years old and very interested in riding, however she lacks confidence in riding. Her horse has come to figure this out.
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When To Geld Colt

Ask Julie Goodnight: When Should You Geld a Colt? Hi Julie, I am planning on buying a yearling stallion. I do want to geld him, but I’m not sure at what age is it ok
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Establishing Dominance

Question: I tend to be a big softy when it comes to dealing with my horse. Now I have created a horse that knows this and takes advantage of me, especially when doing groundwork. He
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Issues From The Saddle: Must Be In Front On Trail

Question Category: Issues from the Saddle Question: Dear Ms. Goodnight, I have a 15-year-old quarter horse, MAX, who decided he does not want to be the second horse out on the trail. I ride alone
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