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Why Improving Your Accuracy Will Improve Your Engagement in Your Riding

Why Improving Your Accuracy Will Improve Your Engagement in Your Riding

Accuracy can seem like a dull and boring concept when riding horses.  Sure, if you are going to compete in dressage or show jumping, accuracy can become really important.  But what about if you are simply a rider, working alone with your horse, trying to improve your overall skills?  Is accuracy still as important? I’m going to say yes, accuracy…

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Are you Working on Your Self-Carriage When You Ride?

Are you Working on Your Self-Carriage When You Ride?

Self-carriage is a pretty big topic when it comes to riding and riders in general. And it should be. It is an important aspect when it comes to training moving in the right direction. However – you knew there was a ‘however’ coming, right?! Often we put the cart before the horse when it comes to self-carriage in riding. We…

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How Engaged is Your Horse’s Core?

How Engaged is Your Horse’s Core?

So how do you know if your horse is really engaged? If he is using his body to the best of his abilities at that moment in time. For many riders, we know that it is important, however, we struggle to make it happen consistently. Being able to successfully and correctly engage your horse’s core is essential for ‘good’ work…

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