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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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Riding a Bounce to Improve Overall Strength

Riding a Bounce to Improve Overall Strength

Have you ever experienced popping over a jump with your horse, when he suddenly realises he needs a little ‘more’ if he is going to clear the jump?  He stretches, or pushes, a little farther than you expected and suddenly you find yourself very much behind the movement and bracing for the inevitable ‘thud’ that your backside connecting with the…

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Using Ground Poles in Schooling

Using Ground Poles in Schooling

Have you used ground poles in your schooling before?  Do you perhaps think ground poles are only really useful for jumpers or competition horses? Ground poles are a fantastic tool for horses of all disciplines.  They help to improve self-control, balance, focus, suppleness, elasticity, coordination (including hoof / eye) and strength in both the horse and the rider. Another added…

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