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Improving Your Riding Coordination And Aids While Lunging

Improving Your Riding Coordination And Aids While Lunging

As a rider, it can be easy to think that the only way you can improve your skills is to ride.  And yes, riding is important; obviously! However, you can also use lunging as a way to develop your coordination and aids. And not just on the ground, but also to benefit you and your horse when you’re in the…

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Creating a Program for Your OTTB or Ex-Racehorse

Creating a Program for Your OTTB or Ex-Racehorse

Do you have an OTTB or ex-racehorse that has just made the transition from the racetrack? Or maybe your thoroughbred has been with you for a while, but you’re just struggling to make progress and move forwards in your training together… Ex-racehorses or thoroughbreds are wonderful horses. They are so versatile, intelligent and sensitive. They can literally turn their hooves…

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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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