Julie Winkel and Verena Mahin share their favorite exercises to help a rider achieve a smoother and more connected sitting trot.
Julie Winkel puts on her judges hat to shed some light on whether specific bits and martingales are judged differently in the hunter ring.
Julie Winkel gives a member tips on how to stop standing on her toes when jumping.
Julie Winkel explains the importance of understanding why a young horse may freeze when another comes up behind him and ways to overcome this behavior.
Julie Winkel discusses how long stallion traits may last after gelding and how to keep your horse safe.
Julie Winkel shares her thoughts on working without stirrups, including what exercises she likes and dislikes.
Julie Winkel gives a member an exercise to get her horse to lengthen his stride at shows where he tends to get nervous "bottle up."
Bernie Traurig, Julie Winkel, Geoff Teall, Stacia Madden, Karen Healey, and Jim Wofford share their thoughts on the common habit of posting the canter.
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.