Rider Aids

How to Ride a Circle with Your Horse

How to Ride a Circle with Your Horse

Circles; for something that we spend so much time ‘doing’ with our horses, many riders are more than a little confused when it comes to how to ride a circle.  And while the basic ‘riding a circle’ is fairly simple and most all riders can manage, the issue of riding a well-balanced, good quality, well-maintained circle is what leaves many…

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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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