Riding - Flat Work

8 TOP TIPS TO BECOMING A BETTER RIDER

Achieving a balanced, supple position on your horse will make you a more effective rider. Try out our top tips......   BALANCE Maintaining a well balanced position allows you to ride without gripping too tightly or using great strength. This…

DON'T WASTE THE WINTER MONTHS

Stay motivated and keep your horse stimulated and fit during the winter months.Winter can de motivate most of us, but in the horse riding world, that doesn’t mean it’s time to take your foot off the accelerator!Don’t waste the winter…

3 LOOP SERPENTINE WITH FENCES!

3 loop serpentine with fences! by Katy ThomasIf ridden and worked on correctly this can be a fantastic training aid for both horse and rider.The serpentine exercise can be used over and over again, daily if necessary and will improve your…

RIDE CIRCLES WITHIN 20M CIRCLES - Improve collection and impulsion

With this exercise you ride a 20m circle, stay in walk or trot, and then within the 20m circle you ride 4 x 10m circles eg from B, E and from the centre line on the two occasions you cross…

LEG YIELD EXERCISES

There are many exercises you can do involving leg yield but here are a couple to get you started. Riding leg yield teaches your horse to move away from your leg and it helps the horse's back and hindquarter muscles…

RIDING HALF-PASS - Advice,tips and pitfalls

THE GRAND FINALE - HALF-PASS You have successfully mastered riding Shoulder-In and Travers (Click to read more), so get ready for the Grand Finale, Half-Pass! (Travers on a diagonal line). The British Dressage Definition of Half-Pass Aims of half-pass in trot:…

BECOME CONFIDENT RIDING SERPENTINE' S

As you move up from Intro to Prelim dressage test you will sooner or later be required to ride a serpentine. Richard has reached this point and this is how he went about tackling this new requirement... Richards’s tips and…

TEN METRE CIRCLES OFF THE CENTRE LINE

Use aids correctly and feel your horse's responseThis sounds like an easy exercise, but to do it properly requires the rider to use their aids correctly and be very aware of the horse's response.Start in walk and ride down the…
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