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The 3 Undeniable Effects of Bad Posture when You Ride

The 3 Undeniable Effects of Bad Posture when You Ride

Posture. It’s something that many people (equestrians or not) have memories of a parent or teacher correcting them on! And perhaps this is why many riders don’t want to hear about their posture when it comes to their riding. However, no matter what way you approach your riding, or what discipline you choose to work with your horse on, posture…

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Improving Your Riding Coordination And Aids While Lunging

Improving Your Riding Coordination And Aids While Lunging

As a rider, it can be easy to think that the only way you can improve your skills is to ride.  And yes, riding is important; obviously! However, you can also use lunging as a way to develop your coordination and aids. And not just on the ground, but also to benefit you and your horse when you’re in the…

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4 Ways Your Hands May Be Wrong While Riding

4 Ways Your Hands May Be Wrong While Riding

As I was creating my notes for this episode, it struck me that there is a strong probability that this sounds a lot like Goldilocks!  Too much, too little and ‘just right’ will come up repeatedly as I begin talking about your hands when you are riding.  Obviously, we are aiming to achieve ‘Goldilocks’ hands; just right! But seriously, the…

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What are ‘The Basics’ When It Comes to Riding?

What are ‘The Basics’ When It Comes to Riding?

What this episode is all about & how it can help you:- Understanding the conversation is always happening Your position Your Aids Understanding how your horse ‘goes’ The ‘basics in riding’… It sounds like a bit of a list for riders to master before they move on.  And I suppose in a way, they are.  Like most things, there are…

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Serpentines; Making Them Work for You in Your Schooling

Serpentines; Making Them Work for You in Your Schooling

What this episode is all about & how it can help you:- Understand the difference between controlling versus influencing How markers can help you become more mindful throughout the movement Why I suggest slowing things down initially How to begin working on improving your serpentines today Serpentines really are the exercise or movement that ‘have it all’ when it comes…

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