Riding - Flat Work

TEACH YOUR HORSE TO SLOW DOWN AND STOP

IMPROVE YOUR HORSE’S BRAKES - -Teaching your horse to slow down and stopBeing able to stop your horse in a controlled manner is an essential part of staying safe while riding. Your horse must listen to you when you ask him…

PERFECT YOUR HORSE'S STRIDE USING FENCES

Adjust Your Striding using polework and fences Polework/Jumping exercisesUsing poles and fences to adjust striding is very popular and a favourite exercises for many who want to challenge themselves and have fun.  1. Set 2 fences out in a straight line;…

HELP YOUR HORSE BECOME SUPPLE, BALANCED AND CONFIDENT

SCHOOLING TIPS - Exercises to help your horse become supple, balanced and prevent boredom.The aim of schooling your horse is to develop suppleness, balance, confidence and obedience. The basics of stop, go, turn and respond when asked is required whether…

RUSHING HORSES - Learn to slow him down and establish rhythm and balance

Does your horse go everywhere at speed? Is it difficult to persuade him to trot calmly or approach a fence sensibly?Horses will rush their work for a variety of reasons. A common one is pain or discomfort, another reason is…

HALF HALT TIPS- ESTABLISH A NATURAL RHYTHM WITH YOUR HORSE

The half-halt is a specific riding aid in which the driving aids and restraining aids are applied in quick succession. It is sometimes thought of as an "almost halt," asking the horse to prepare to halt in balance, before pushing…

LINKING YOUR SCHOOLING EXERCISES - Improve suppleness, obedience and engagement

Once your horse is warmed up and ready to work, try adding interest to your schooling session by linking exercises.  Remember - ALL EXERCISES MUST HAVE A BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND END IF THE QUALITY OF THE STEPS START TO DETERIORATE, RIDE ACTIVELY…

CANTER BEATS - Feel a balanced canter

Some horse’s find a balanced canter difficult, so it’s good to always try and remember the canter beats. The canter has three beats when at least one foot is on the ground, followed by a moment of suspension. If you are…

THE BENEFITS OF USING THE CLOCK EXERCISE TO DEVELOP A GOOD RHYTHM

The benefits of using the Clock Exercise /Poles on a circleMost of you would have heard of ‘TheClock’ exercise, but do you realize how beneficial it is to your riding and your horse?You simply set 4 poles out on a…
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