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Training Your Horse without a Horse Arena or Flat Riding Space

Training Your Horse without a Horse Arena or Flat Riding Space

Whether it comes down to circumstances, weather, or location, finding yourself without a flat, good-quality, horse arena to train in, can often derail everything. It can feel like every single exercise you see or hear about requires acres of space and dozens of poles! And, maybe even more frustrating is when you begin to feel things coming together, only to…

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3 Exercises to Ride While on a Circle with Your Horse

3 Exercises to Ride While on a Circle with Your Horse

It is probably the most ridden shape for most riders, the trusty circle.  And yet, a lot of circles are uninteresting, uninspiring, and (if we’re being completely honest here) a total waste of time for you and your horse. When ridden with a little intention and purpose, the trusty circle can become one of the greatest ways to develop your…

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3 Exercises to Ride While Out On the Trail to Develop Your Horse

3 Exercises to Ride While Out On the Trail to Develop Your Horse

There is an energy that we experience when we are out on the trail with our horses. It can feel like an added enthusiasm from both horse and rider.  And, maybe, blended with the thought of unlimited possibilities. Whatever the reason for it, as riders we can begin to use this energy to develop our horse’s training and our own…

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Developing a Rhythm for Your Progress in the Saddle

Developing a Rhythm for Your Progress in the Saddle

Success has a rhythm. And, as an equestrian, I know that you know a fair bit about rhythm already. As riders, we spend a lot of our time, whether mindful or not, focusing on rhythm. It is one of the most basic principles when it comes to riding. The ‘up downs’ in trot. Or the ‘1.2.3. Roll’ in canter. Rhythm…

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