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Working Towards a Consistently Better Quality Trot

Working Towards a Consistently Better Quality Trot

What this episode is all about & how it can help you:- The importance of establishing Forwardness in the Trot How you can begin encouraging more responsiveness Why you must Activate the Inside Hind Leg & outside hind leg How you will know when it is ‘working’ When was the last time you went out riding with the sole intention…

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Understanding and Refining Your Half Halt

Understanding and Refining Your Half Halt

What this episode is all about & how it can help you:- Understanding how the half halt is like an intercom system for your horse! Timing, Timing, Timing and why you are probably doing too much for too long… Thinking about riding into your hand, rather than against it Working towards slowing the front end to ‘catch up’ the back-end…

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Returning to Riding – Step by Step

Returning to Riding – Step by Step

So you have made the decision to get back into the saddle.  You feel great about it.  Making a decision, one way or another, often has a way of settling us a little, even if the road ahead is less than smooth. But there you are, big girl pants on; all mounted up, bum gently lowered into the seat of your saddle…  And…

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Weight Aids & Seat Bones for Turning & Bending

Weight Aids & Seat Bones for Turning & Bending

The bend is approaching and you begin preparing both you and your horse to ride straight and accurately through the turn. However, as you ‘shift’ your seat bones into ‘position’ your horse begins, well, almost side stepping… The further you get through the turn, the further your horse is from the path you had planned; in fact, he has derailed…

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Harnessing the Power of the Half Halt

Harnessing the Power of the Half Halt

The half-halt should be one of the earliest things that riders learn to master when learning to ride their horse. It is a vital part of riding well and being able to perform accurate, balanced movements with your horse. However, while many riders understand the concept of the half-halt in theory, unfortunately, the carrying out of the actual movement leaves…

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Improving Your Ride With the Half Halt

Improving Your Ride With the Half Halt

The half halt is possibly one of the most important tools riders have when communicating with their horses.  It is also probably the most under-utilized!  And this is particularly true where novice riders are concerned. As a trainer, I believe that if you can become more conscious of how and when you are using your half halt, you can begin…

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