Rider Aids

Putting 1 Basic on Autopilot in Your Riding This Month

Putting 1 Basic on Autopilot in Your Riding This Month

Have you ever wondered how some riders seem to effortlessly connect with their horse when riding?  It genuinely seems like they are doing nothing in particular, and there is clearly an ongoing conversation, or magic, happening. The secret to seemingly effortless riding is to begin, one by one putting a basic on autopilot – and then revisiting and upgrading them…

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Creating Space for Better Canter Transitions

Creating Space for Better Canter Transitions

A couple of weeks ago, I gave you an audio horse riding lesson on the Daily Strides Podcast.  It was all about self-carriage and awareness in your body.   Today’s episode is focused specifically on creating the space for better canter transitions with your horse. Getting into canter can be a challenge for many riders.   Okay, let’s get a little more…

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Noticing When You’re Collapsing in the Saddle

Noticing When You’re Collapsing in the Saddle

You can feel it when your horse ‘hollows’, right?  And I bet you can also feel it when your horse ‘grows a hand’ and begins to carry himself. There is either a feeling of contraction or expansion.  Okay, so because we agree on that, it makes sense that your horse can probably feel the same thing… Right? And yet, so…

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