Riding - Flat Work

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…

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR WINTER SCHOOLING

With limited riding time in winter it's sensible to make the most of any schooling sessions. So here are some tips: Your schooling sessions should not be overlong and should always end on a good note. If your horse is…

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…

SCHOOLING TIPS USING SHADOWS AND FOOTPRINTS

Schooling aids with a difference.All riders aim to achieve perfection and grow their horses' potential especially when faced with a freshly leveled school that offers a clean fresh start to every ride. Richard one of our featured riders explains, how a…

POLE WORK CHALLENGES - Producing a meaningful and responsive canter

Keeping things interesting and fun this winter with some great tips from proffessional rider Katy Thomas   Winter is well and truly upon us and with it comes cold weather, dark evenings and wet ground! It can be really easy to…

RIDE GOOD CORNERS AND EARN THOSE EXTRA MARKS

If you want to improve your marks in dressage tests it's worth thinking about how you ride corners. Here's why....How does your horse cope with corners? Does he fall in? Does he just try to take charge and 'motorbike' around?…

Single Polework Exercises

There are dozens of exercises you can do using poles to help your horse improve his way of going and assist him in meeting fences so he can jump well. Some may sound really simple - but to perform them…

UNDERSTANDING AND FINDING YOUR INDEPENDENT SEAT

In Richard’s early lessons the independent seat was one of those things that he was told he should aim for.To start with he wasn’t sure what he was trying to achieve and how to improve as the descriptions he was…
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