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How to Use Your Leg While Riding

How to Use Your Leg While Riding

. Do you find yourself a tad confused as to what exactly to do with your legs while you ride?  Do you find that even if you know what to do, degree of pressure to use or how often to apply the aid is confusing you? You are hearing terms such as ‘Keep your leg on’, ‘use your leg’, ‘more…

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Simplifying the Shoulder In

Simplifying the Shoulder In

Does the thoughts of riding shoulder in leave you feeling less than confident in your riding abilities?  Are you a little unsure about the angle, the bend, and the degree of collection required in order to successfully ride the movement? Shoulder in is super for encouraging suppleness and collection in your horse. However, if ridden incorrectly, things can quickly begin…

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Trotting Without Running

Trotting Without Running

  Do you find that when you ask your horse for a more expressive trot, he just seems to begin running onto his forehand with you, becoming heavier and heavier with each stride? You’re not alone! Many riders set out looking to achieve an active, working trot… But due to lots of different factors, this can end up just ‘running’…

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The Trot to Canter Transition

The Trot to Canter Transition

Do you managed to perform a ‘clean’ trot to canter transition every time? This transition is often one of the most difficult to maintain balance and rhythm, both for horse and rider, and the potential for your horse to run into the canter, instead of actually ‘striking’ the canter when asked is quite high. In this episode of the Daily…

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