Refining Your Walk to Canter Transition

Refining Your Walk to Canter Transition

Do you find that when asking your horse for canter, you tend to ‘over do’ some aspects of your aids?  Perhaps you throw your reins at your horse, or you try to ‘push’ too much with your seat or upper body…  You are shoving and bumping about in the saddle and when your horse eventually ‘strikes’ the canter, you are…

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Maintaining Control After Jumping

Maintaining Control After Jumping

You’ve just popped the fence and in your mind it was a success, mostly because you managed to stayed on board for it!  However, as soon as your horse lands, you are beginning to think that your ‘upright seat’ is becoming more and more of a fantasy; in fact every stride your horse takes is literally bumping you further and further…

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Riding Haunches In or Travers

Riding Haunches In or Travers

Do you find that when you ask your horse to perform haunches in or travers, the forward movement tends to get a little ‘stuck’?  It feels as though he is on his tippy toes, pottering along with no inclination to get to the other end of the arena?! Haunches in is a lateral movement that is fantastic for suppling your horse…

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Increasing Your Horses Suppleness

Increasing Your Horses Suppleness

Have you ever ridden a horse and they feel so wonderfully loose and pliable underneath you?  Perhaps you can remember how your horse was able to really and truly use his body and how the suppleness made it feel like he was performing movements in the best possible way that his body, fitness and confirmation allowed? True suppleness allows your…

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