Riding - Flat Work

GET YOUR LEGS DOING THE WORK - Spiralling Circles

Flatwork plays an important part in any good showjumping round and a balanced and responsive horse is key to achieving an easier clear round. Katy Thomas presents an easy and simple exercise that she uses with her own horses whilst teaching. She…

IMPROVE YOUR HORSE'S WAY OF GOING

GET A REACTION - Improve your horse’s way of going When you are trying to improve your riding and your horse’s way of going, there are always vital basics to remember what ever level you are working at. Your horse…

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;…

LANDING ON THE CORRECT CANTER LEAD AFTER A JUMP

Changing canter leads over fences.Many riders have problems when trying to land on the correct leg after a fence. Having the right canter lead is really important for balance and rhythm whilst jumping. Falling into trot to pick up the…

BATTLE OF STRENGTH…. Learn to give a reward.

Battle of strength…. Learn to give a reward.In a battle of strength, the horse is always going to come out on top.   Riders often react to a strong horse by taken an even stronger contact. This often allows the…

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…
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