Julie Winkel explains how a rider’s position affects the horse’s jump and where you should be at the five phases of the jump-approach: takeoff, flight, landing, and departure.
Julie Winkel shares exercises to engage a horse's hindquarters and strengthen their back.
Julie Winkel explains the difference between the Maclay, USEF Medal, Talent Search, and more equitation finals.
Julie Winkel discusses why a horse may lean, pull, and root on the reins. In this post, we will learn how to combat these common issues.
Julie Winkel gives a member tips on how to keep short reins without pulling on her horse's mouth.
Julie Winkel puts on her judge's hat to explain what seat is best in an equitation class when asked to show a lengthened canter.
Julie Winkel shares her favorite exercise to help a horse who changes leads in front but not with their hind end.
Julie Winkel talks about the importance of teaching novice riders good basics before they learn how to get a horse on the bit.
Julie Winkel answers a member's question on often she should jump her Thoroughbred horse.
Julie Winkel shares her philosophies on when to use and how to fit various nosebands and martingales.
Julie shares her favorite exercises to encourage a hunter to be soft and light on their front end.
Julie Winkel discusses how the second round in a Hunter Derby is judged.
Julie Winkel gives a member tips on how to get her horse to stretch in a hunter frame.
Julie Winkel explains how to get on and off your horse from the ground if asked to do so in a equitation class.
A member asks if a light seat or deep seat is best for equitation classes.
Julie Winkle discusses pigeon-toed conformation and what it means for your horse.
Julie Winkel helps a member who struggles to keep her young warmblood's attention when she rides.
Julie Winkel shares the system, symbols, and reasoning behind how a judge scores your round at a horse show.
Julie Winkel puts her judge's hat on once again to answer a member's question on how to correctly show a horse in-hand.
Hunter/Jumper/Equitation Judge, Julie Winkel, gives a member ideas on how to encourage her horse to get more comfortable with the first jump in the show ring.