Riding - Flat Work

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…

RIDING THE U SHAPE EXERCISE - Easy and fun!

It’s easy and fun - The ‘U’ Shape Exercise!  A lot of people will have heard of the "clock" type pole work, with which you place 4 poles on a circle at 12, 3, 6 and 9 to improve canter…

PERFECT YOUR COUNTER CANTER - How to set up for success

Counter canter improves engagement, suppleness and balance.  It is an excellent rider exercise and highlights the need for accuracy and attention to detail.This exercise can be introduced once the horse has established a balanced, true canter.  True canter is when…

IMPROVE BALANCE AND SUPPLENESS - Riding a figure of 8

You can use a figure of eight exercise, using 20metre circles from A & C, for a variety of purposes. A simple exercise to warm up and start with is shown below - this is a half figure of eight which…

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR HORSES CANTER

Understand more about what your horse is doing in canter and how you can help him improve with these tips!Footwork Canter is a three-time pace with the sequence of footfalls being: On the right rein - near hind, followed by…

MASTER TRAVERS - improve engagement, collection and free your horse's shoulders

A correctly ridden travers will, for the horse, improve engagement, collection and free the shoulders.  For the rider, it will highlight co-ordination, stiffness and crookedness, whilst teaching the rider how to feel and control the horse's hind legs.What is travers?…
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