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How to Ride a Circle with Your Horse

How to Ride a Circle with Your Horse

Circles; for something that we spend so much time ‘doing’ with our horses, many riders are more than a little confused when it comes to how to ride a circle.  And while the basic ‘riding a circle’ is fairly simple and most all riders can manage, the issue of riding a well-balanced, good quality, well-maintained circle is what leaves many…

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How to Use Your Arena Rail to Improve Your Riding

How to Use Your Arena Rail to Improve Your Riding

Have you ever ridden in an open space, a large open space? A space with no boundaries, or fences, or hedges, or any natural ‘this is the end of this space’ obstacles. It takes a lot more focus to ride accurate shapes and straight lines. We tend to ‘wander’… So many of us forget how beneficial an artificial aid the…

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Finding Balance in Your Riding

Finding Balance in Your Riding

What this episode is all about and how it can help you:- Realise what true balance is when riding See that both you and your horse are responsible for balance Begin working on establishing balance See how maintaining balance is a long term goal It is a pretty important element of riding; if only from a ‘staying on’ point of…

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