Tag: balance

When Your Horse ‘Runs’ From the Trot into the Canter

When Your Horse ‘Runs’ From the Trot into the Canter

Riding, just like life, is about enjoying the journey rather than just the destination.  However, when you’re transitioning from the trot into the canter – and your horse seems determined to show you just how fast he can actually trot beforehand; well, the journey is not all that enjoyable! I don’t know of a single rider who enjoys the ‘rush’…

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Becoming More Balanced without Stirrups

Becoming More Balanced without Stirrups

There is a point in every rider’s journey where balance becomes less about staying on and more about increasing overall effectiveness. However, in order to positively influence the horse, the rider needs to begin working on developing better balance. I feel that one of the best ways to do this is by developing independent aids.  Independent from both the influence…

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The Best Question to Ask Yourself when You’re in the Saddle…

The Best Question to Ask Yourself when You’re in the Saddle…

Have you noticed how, for many people, the longer they spend in the saddle, the less curious they become about a lot of things ‘riding related’? Now, other riders are the exact opposite, they want to go deeper and further in all aspects of riding. Which is fantastic. If you have found yourself doing something for the sake of just…

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