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Basic Exercises Using Ground Poles

Basic Exercises Using Ground Poles

Do you find yourself shying away from using ground poles in your riding because you think they are ‘only for jumping’?  Perhaps you know all the benefits of using ground poles, but are completely unsure about how to use them effectively? Many riders want to include ground poles in their schooling, but are unsure about how to get started in…

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Improving Rider Coordination

Improving Rider Coordination

Coordination; It’s always a wonderful feeling when you can do something effectively without having to put too much thought or effort into it. Being able to cultivate this skill, regardless of what is being done, takes a large number of hours invested in practice. However in order for that practice to be beneficial, it must be correct or perfect practice.…

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Exercises to Improve Your Horses Coordination

Exercises to Improve Your Horses Coordination

Have you ever experienced moments when ‘lack of coordination’ seems to be the best description for you while in riding  your horse?  It often leads to feelings of clumsiness and a general lack of confidence in your abilities, right?  Well, imagine how it feels when your horse suffers a similar lack of coordination; lack of balance leading to an uncomfortable…

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Turn on the Forehand

Turn on the Forehand

Have you ever found yourself halfway through a turn on the forehand; either purposely or not?  Perhaps you were out hacking and there was a gate… You tried a little turn on the forehand, just like you had heard about, to open it, but ended up dismounting!  Or maybe your instructor or trainer mentioned it, you tried it with the best…

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