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The Making of a Trail Horse, Part 2

Manners and Skills There are many ingredients that go into the making of an exceptional trail horse and just like in the kitchen, quality ingredients can make the difference in an average dish or an
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Episode 912 – How To Pulley Rein – Behind The Scenes

Julie demonstrates how to pulley rein on Roscoe.
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Episode 912 – How To Use Rein To Control Speed – Behind The Scenes

Julie talks with Joanne about how she should use rein to control Roscoe’s speed.
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Ride Right With Julie Goodnight: Confidence on the Trail

It’s easy to lose confidence on the trail if your well-trained horse has defied you or refused to go forward. A threat to bolt or rear can make a confident rider worry and, in turn,
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Episode 806 – Gateway To Success

Julie Goodnight teaches how to work a trail class obstacle gate.
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Ask Julie Goodnight: Your New Trail Horse

Horse trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight answers a reader?s question about trail riding on a new horse and how to stay calm on the trail. http://www.equisearch.com/article/ask-julie-goodnight-your-new-trail-horse  
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Negotiate Hills With Julie Goodnight

Pick a safe path up the hill. Photo by Heidi Melocco Do you dread seeing a steep hill on the trail? http://trailridermag.com/article/handling-hills-julie-goodnight  
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Step Into Sidepassing

Improve your horsemanship, and develop a kind, trustworthy relationship with your trail horse with top clinician/trainer Julie Goodnight. Teach your horse to sidepass for greater on-trail maneuverability. When you teach your horse to sidepass, you
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Mount Up!

Improve your horsemanship, and develop a kind, trustworthy relationship with your trail horse with top clinician/trainer Julie Goodnight. This issue: Teach your horse to stand still as you mount. http://trailridermag.com/article/mount  
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Stop The Jig With Julie Goodnight

Is your horse “jiggy” and tense on the trail? Does he trot anxiously in place, refusing to move forward slowly and calmly? If so, you’re likely tense and worried that he’ll take off if you
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On The Trail Survival Guide

Even if you haven’t had a big wreck with your horse, you’ve imagined what can happen out on the trail. You’ve felt your stomach tie in knots as you headed up a steep hill, passed
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“Levels” Of Horse Camping

Question: I would love to camp with my horse, but it feels like a scary step to take. I have taken my horse on daylong trail rides, but I haven’t stayed overnight. I would like
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Condition For Long Rides

Condition for Long Rides Q I’m planning ahead for summer, when I plan to go on daylong trail rides. I haven’t been riding much, because I work full-time. I want to make sure my horse
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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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Sit The Spook

Sit the Spook Learn how to sit the spook on trail for safety and control with top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight. All horses are capable of spooking. Horses are hardwired to flee in response to fear.
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Fear Of Tight Trail Obstacle

Question: When I have to negotiate around a trail obstacle into tight places with trees and low limbs, my mare gets very nervous. She barges through, and it’s hard to hold back and maneuver through.
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Issues From The Saddle: Meandering On The Trail

Question Category: Issues from the Saddle Question: My 6 y/o AQHA gelding is very focused in the arena, on or off cattle, keeping his face directed at our target or direction. On the trail, he
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Issues From The Saddle: Horse Eats Grass While Trail Riding

Question Category: Issues from the Saddle Question: Dear Julie, I have a young quarter mare that is constantly reaching for food on the trail. I have gotten after her for this and have never allowed
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Episode 504 – Gate Admission

Gate Admission: On Horse Master: teaching a riding instructor to work a gate so she can teach others
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