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4 Essentials for Getting Started with Lunging for Riding

4 Essentials for Getting Started with Lunging for Riding

Lunging is one of those rare things to do with horses that has a pretty low ‘barrier to entry’. Getting started is pretty easy and ‘do-able’ for most riders. All that is needed is a few essentials and most riders can get started and off to the races with their horse. This is fantastic news because lunging, in my opinion,…

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The Basics when Working a Young or Green Horse

The Basics when Working a Young or Green Horse

The opportunity to work with a young or green horse comes with great responsibility. You have the potential to place a lasting imprint on this horses riding career; and his opinion of being ridden in general. In order to produce a well rounded riding horse, there are a few basic principles that you should pay attention to. Things that, when…

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Starting Off on the Right Hoof with Your OTTB

Starting Off on the Right Hoof with Your OTTB

Starting a new horse or pony is exciting. Getting started with your OTTB is the same. You have this golden opportunity to have a huge positive impact on this horse, which will hopefully filter through the rest of his life. However, for many riders, the itchy feeling that is ‘let’s get started already’ can cause them to overlook a couple…

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Using Long Lining as a Tool in Your Riding

Using Long Lining as a Tool in Your Riding

What this episode is all about & how it can help you:- Understand what long lining is Be clear on the necessary ‘prerequisites’ The benefits of having a competent ‘helper’ Get started with the basics in long lining Have you ever tried your hand at long lining?  Many riders feel that the ‘barrier to entry’ is just a little too…

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4 Things You’re Doing Wrong When Lunging

4 Things You’re Doing Wrong When Lunging

What this episode is all about & how it can help you:- The problem with assuming your horse knows how to lunge Understand why not using your lunging whip can stall your progress Realise that you might just be blocking or stopping your horse See that consistency is essential to successful lunging Have you been struggling to make lunging ‘work’…

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Why Your Position while Lunging is Everything

Why Your Position while Lunging is Everything

What this episode is all about & how it can help you:- Understand the relationship between your position on the ground & in the saddle Identify the difference between ‘Neutral’, ‘Driving’ and ‘Resisting’ Know when to move into the ‘driving’ position Know when to move into the ‘resisting’ position Lunging is one of the more popular ways of working horses,…

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