Trotting

Canter to Improve the Trot

Canter to Improve the Trot

Have you noticed how, very often, there are only two ‘gears’ when trotting; a good, forward trot or a bland, shuffle trot? However changing from the latter to the former can often be one of the more difficult aspects of trotting.  If so, have you ever considered using the canter to improve the trot? Sounds too good to be true,…

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Riding a Serpentine

Riding a Serpentine

Do you , like many riders, find yourself overlooking the humble serpentine as being too basic and easy a schooling movement to be of any real consequence to your horses development?  If so, I would love to challenge you that the modest serpentine, if ridden and worked on correctly, can be a fantastic training aid for both your horse;  and for…

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A Smooth Sitting Trot

A Smooth Sitting Trot

Sitting trot is probably one of the most confounding things to master when you first begin riding, and often enough time is not invested at the beginning of your training to understanding the sitting trot, leaving riders to their own devices, of which there are many, in trying to stay in the saddle and not bounce around like a gummy…

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