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Riding Haunches In or Travers

Riding Haunches In or Travers

Do you find that when you ask your horse to perform haunches in or travers, the forward movement tends to get a little ‘stuck’?  It feels as though he is on his tippy toes, pottering along with no inclination to get to the other end of the arena?! Haunches in is a lateral movement that is fantastic for suppling your horse…

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Setting Up Better Canter Transitions

Setting Up Better Canter Transitions

Who doesn’t love to canter?  It may just be the most enjoyable gait to ride when in the saddle for many riders, however it is also the gait that might just have us working the hardest to actually successfully get there and then, returning back to trot or walk seems to also open a whole can of worms for many…

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Riding a Serpentine

Riding a Serpentine

Do you , like many riders, find yourself overlooking the humble serpentine as being too basic and easy a schooling movement to be of any real consequence to your horses development?  If so, I would love to challenge you that the modest serpentine, if ridden and worked on correctly, can be a fantastic training aid for both your horse;  and for…

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