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Tricks of the Trade Articles Printed in The Instructor Magazine:

2013

2012

  • Gaining Independent Control
  • Half Seat or Two Point?
  • Clean Saddle Every Day
  • Look at the Whole Herd
  • Leg Wraps
  • Fecal Exam
  • Gaits
  • Dry and Wet Work
  • Deworming
  • Facility inspection
  • Curb Strap
  • Anatomy
  • Body Part or a Tack Part?
  • Leather Limitations
  • Keeping Horse Records
  • Dirty Feed Buckets

2011

  • Upcycle Old Items
  • A Better Boot
  • Teaching the Visual Learner
  • Isoxsuprine
  • Restraint Techniques
  • Longitudinal Vs. Lateral Balance
  • Curry Your Tack
  • Written policy on attire
  • Grazing
  • Colorful Tack
  • Point of View in Arena
  • Stall Cleaning
  • What are Hames?

2010

  • Feeding Garlic
  • Paddock Boots
  • Twist of Saddle
  • Burrs
  • Stopping Saddle Squeaks
  • Quieting Rider Body
  • Fly Control
  • Breaking at the Poll
  • Heat Cycle in Mares
  • Herd Separation
  • Wire Brushes
  • Very First Ride Part 3
  • Improper Leading
  • Rein Stops for martingales
  • Winter dehydration
  • Very first ride part 2

2009

  • Spiders
  • Fall Shots / Deworming
  • Chrome
  • Very First Ride part 1
  • Sports Medicine Boots Fit
  • Gold Bond powder
  • Bridle IDs
  • Strangles
  • Measure bits
  • Diapers and Duct Tape
  • Stringhalt
  • Over Tightening Cinches
  • Tack Room Organization

2008

  • Lunging
  • Bandana usage
  • Evasion of the bit
  • Sacrifice area in pasture
  • Emergency Trailer loading
  • Tighten the cinch
  • Dental Issues
  • Epiphysitis
  • Pony Tail Holders
  • Piroutte vs. Pivot
  • Trailering
  • IRD
  • Moon Blindness
  • Heat Tack Room
  • Ground Work
  • Pecking order = trail order

2007

  • Four Position Trot
  • Simple Helmet Rack
  • Foot Care and Duct Tape
  • Breeding Terms
  • Bit cleaning
  • Catching horses
  • Power Grooming
  • Bed Sores
  • Cryptorchid
  • Cell phone holder

2006

  • Half – Halt
  • Cutting Hay Strings
  • Teaching Reverses at beginning
  • Cinch Keeper

2005

2004

2003

  • Wound Wipes
  • Language of Horse Ears
  • Tom Thumb Bit
  • Tying-Up

2002

  • Roans
  • Clean Tack
  • Plumb Line
  • Easy Record Keeping
  • Rubber Bands for Hands
  • Mecate
  • Tuna Fish Cans to Hang
  • PVC & Wood Chewing
  • Quick Release Knot
  • Sticking stirrup leathers
  • Inside and Outside Terms
  • Rubber mats

2001

  • Summer 2001

2000

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