Riding - Flat Work

TEACH YOUR HORSE TO EXTEND AND LENGTHEN HIS STRIDE

LENGTHENING THE STRIDE IN TROT- Every horse can show a difference!Trot is a two time movement; the legs working in diagonal pairs (off fore and near hind together then near fore and off hind with a moment of suspension when all…

TOP TIPS FOR RIDING GOOD TRANSITIONS

IMPROVE YOUR HORSE'S WAY OF GOING TRANSISITIONSWhether your horse is a complete novice or at the dizzy heights of Grand Prix, transitions will be a key element in your riding and training programme. Both horse and rider benefit from transitions: the…

MAKE CORNERS COUNT! - Ride corners correctly

Riding through corners correctly will benefit your horse's suppleness and improve your riding position. This exercise can be practised whether you have a school or not, by using poles or road cones, create a corner in a paddock or an…

NEW YEAR RIDING TIPS - Small steps lead to BIG achievements for you and your horse

Are clear on what you want to achieve each time you ride? If you are, it's easier to set your riding goals - and it's easier to resist people at your livery yard who think you should be jumping, competing,…

TROTTING POLES ON A CIRCLE - 10 Minute exercise to reduce stiffness in your horse

Trotting poles on a curve to reduce stiffness….Does your horse lose rhythm on circles and the short sides of an arena? Riding poles on a curve at a set distance will help.Try the quick and simple exercise below ..... THE…

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SCHOOLING SESSION WITH OUR TOP 10 TIPS

Make the most of your schooling sessions - TRY OUT these 10 simple tips!1. Always have a clear plan in mind for your schooling sessions. It's very easy to just ride around with no real aim but neither you nor…

IMPROVE YOUR HORSES LATERAL MOVEMENTS

- Leg Yielding exercisesIn lateral work the horse moves sideways as well as forwards, and depending on the exercise being performed, the horse may be moving on two, three or four-tracks. Leg yielding is a relatively simple exercise for the…

WINTER SCHOOLING TIPS - Stay motivated

During the winter months it can be difficult to stay motivated to ride, especially when its dark, drizzling, blowing a gale or freezing cold outside ‚particularly if you dont have an indoor school! If you have a goal to work to…
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