Getting Back on Track
Leonard Berryhill

By Gabrielle Sasse
Horse trainers must wear a lot of hats nowadays; more than just cowboy hats, hunt caps or even the fancy driving hats. They are accountants, stall cleaners, grain orderers, show clothes advisers, haulers, and even sometimes a mom or dad to their clients, when needed. We spoke to Leonard


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by Melinda Davison
It’s no wonder Western Riding has increased in popularity over the years.  Not only has the talent level increased but so have the class numbers.  The flowing stride and rhythmic precision of lead changes can captivate onlookers and riders alike.  
Attaining that high level of talent doesn’t come without


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By: Barbara Aitken Jenkins
In the last installment of A Blank Canvas: Starting Colts series, Kyle Flatter and Ed Harrison continue progressing their colts in a quiet, consistent manner that although is different in methods and approaches, is effective in progressing the colts into becoming successful show horses.
Once Kyle’s colts are


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Unveiling your horse’s talents in the Trail class with World and Congress Champion trainer Kelly McDowall.
by Robyn Duplisea
Trail has quickly become one of the most popular events at any horse show. People of all ages and skill levels have fallen in love with the event, both as participants and spectators.


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For the past two weeks, professional trainers, Kyle Flatter and Ed Harrison have shared step by step instructions on starting colts from the beginning stages and progressing through the first rides.
Both Kyle and Ed believe in a quiet approach and only working the colt as fast (or slow) as the colt


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by Barbara Aiken
Gil Galyean’s name is synonymous with the AQHA and NSBA Western Pleasure events. Accurately referenced as the “Million Dollar Man,” Galyean lead the NSBA earnings to reach the first ever NSBA Million Dollar earnings mark in 2015 and continues to be a leading force in the Western Pleasure industry.


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A Blank Canvas Featured Image

By: Barbara Aitken Jenkins
During the month of January, professional trainers, Kyle Flatter and Ed Harrison share their expertise on starting colts. In last week’s article, Kyle and Ed discussed introducing the saddle pad and saddle to a colt. This week, the trainers move forward in their training and begin asking their


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By: Barbara Aitken Jenkins
January is the start of the New Year full of awaiting adventures. For owners who aspire to transform a colt into a show horse, the New Year is the perfect time to start training.
All Around trainer, Kyle Flatter, owner and operator of Flat Ridge Training Center, LLC


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We talked with pros Holly Hover, Charlie Cole, Jim Searles, and Bob Avila to see what pointers they had for managing those show ring jitters.


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Learn some useful tips to succeed in Ranch Riding with Debbie Cooper and Gary Roberts.


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AQHA judge, Holly Hover, explains what makes up penalty and maneuver points in Trail classes.


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Learn some tips to ask the pros at your next show.


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Renowned reining trainer, Bob Avila, shares some valuable tips to improve your patterns.


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