Tag: Young Horse

Horse Riding Skills You Must Develop to Successfully Train Your Horse

Horse Riding Skills You Must Develop to Successfully Train Your Horse

Many riders have a desire to school and develop their own horse. Yet, a lot of these riders don’t actually know what horse riding skills they need in order to make this a reality.  The fact of the matter is that you are always training your horse. Every single interaction. Through your actions, intentional or not, you are always communicating…

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The Basics when Working a Young or Green Horse

The Basics when Working a Young or Green Horse

The opportunity to work with a young or green horse comes with great responsibility. You have the potential to place a lasting imprint on this horses riding career; and his opinion of being ridden in general. In order to produce a well rounded riding horse, there are a few basic principles that you should pay attention to. Things that, when…

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Starting a Green or Young Horse – Part 1

Starting a Green or Young Horse – Part 1

Have you ever wondered about the process involved in taking your equine friend from a ‘young and wild’, spirited, unbacked horse, to becoming a wonderfully responsive and responsible riding horse under the saddle?  Do you perhaps currently have a horse or pony that needs to begin the next part of his journey.  The part that includes carrying a rider for…

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Communicate with Your Horse Through Groundwork – Part 2 Pressure & Release

Communicate with Your Horse Through Groundwork – Part 2 Pressure & Release

Groundwork, when referring to horses, simply means working with your horse from the ground in order to train and increase communication skills.  In this blog post we are going to focus on ‘Pressure and Release’ and how you can begin to correctly and fully understand the concept in order to further your horse’s training from the ground. This is part…

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Exercises to Improve Your Horses Coordination

Exercises to Improve Your Horses Coordination

Have you ever experienced moments when ‘lack of coordination’ seems to be the best description for you while in riding  your horse?  It often leads to feelings of clumsiness and a general lack of confidence in your abilities, right?  Well, imagine how it feels when your horse suffers a similar lack of coordination; lack of balance leading to an uncomfortable…

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Riding a Horse with a ‘Chip In’ Habit at Take Off to a Jump

Riding a Horse with a ‘Chip In’ Habit at Take Off to a Jump

You are cantering towards the jump… 3… 2… 1… But instead of the ‘Jump’ that should have followed the 1; you get a chip in.  A moment where your usually trusty horse decides to test both of you by inserting a little ‘half stride’ in there before takeoff! The result is you do a great Thelwell impression and your horse…

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