Rider Aids

Start Rolling & Stop Bouncing in the Canter

Start Rolling & Stop Bouncing in the Canter

One of the fun things about canter is the ‘moment of suspension’.  Except when this ‘moment’ applies to the rider, not just the horse!  Yes, there is a moment when the horse will be ‘off’ the ground; suspended in midair.  However, we definitely don’t want you to experience this bouncing in the canter. Becoming airborne whenever your horse strides in…

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Weaning Yourself from the Arena Markers

Weaning Yourself from the Arena Markers

Arena markers are a great tool when working on improving specific things in our riding. Whether it be rhythm and stride length. Or shapes of movements and shapes…  Using strategically placed markers can really improve the overall quality of the work you do with your horse.  However, just like all of the other artificial aids, we can sometimes become a…

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