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Posted by Victoria Ann Shoopman on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 In : Training 

Bits used in our program

By Victoria Shoopman

Trainer/Owner of VS Natural Horsemanship



In the past three years of training for clients, I have been asked the same question numerous times when the horse is getting ready to go home. “What bit did you use?”  My answer varies from two different bits. My starting bit and my finishing bit.

The bit I start all my horses in is a Myler stainless western dee sweet iron copper roller bit. This bit features inlay of copper in the mouth piece with promo...

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Natural Horsemanship

Posted by Victoria Ann Shoopman on Monday, June 10, 2013 In : Training 

Natural Horsemanship: A brief overview of VS Natural Horsemanship’s methods

Victoria Shoopman, VS Natural Horsemanship

Natural horsemanship is communication with the horse. Learning to decipher through what the horse is telling you and what to do with that information is what a trainer does.

Why I use Natural Horsemanship


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Preparing for horse judging.

Posted by Victoria Ann Shoopman on Monday, June 10, 2013 In : Judging 

In judging horses, it’s important to have a mental image of what a perfect horse is.  A horse should flow from head to tail, and be proportionate and appealing to the eye.  Below is a diagram depicting the parts of the horse, and what an ideal stock horse should look like. The most common horse is what this guide is based off of.

Preparing for judging

While judging, the following needs to be remembered, especially in a class requiring reasons:

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