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A Groundpole Exercise for Riding in a Smaller Space

A Groundpole Exercise for Riding in a Smaller Space

It is easy to become ‘stuck’, both physically and mentally, when riding in a smaller space.  As riders, we tend to ‘slow things down’ to the point where we lose forwardness.  Forwardness, both physical and mental, is essential to riding anything well… This episode of the Daily Strides Podcast comes from the 1st lesson of 5 on the topic and…

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Developing Independent Aids in Your Riding

Developing Independent Aids in Your Riding

Ask any rider what they want to make happen when it comes to their riding aids and, hopefully, creating truly independent aids will be high up there on that list.  Because, let’s face it, your aids can only be as clear and useful in direct relation to how independent they are. But saying you want independent aids and working towards…

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Self Assessment and Your Riding – Your Comeback to Riding

Self Assessment and Your Riding – Your Comeback to Riding

So you’re back in the saddle. It feels amazing and you love how each ride is jam-packed with learning new things and rediscovering little things you’d forgotten. However, once the initial excitement begins to wear off, you’ll probably start thinking about how to improve your skills. Self-assessment is a skill all riders can practice and improve. And it is essential…

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