Riding - Flat Work

RIDE SHOULDER-IN CORRECTLY AND AVOID MAKING THOSE COMMON MISTAKES

Get to grips with riding shoulder-in? Here's how...plus some tips on avoiding common mistakes!The FEI definition of the movement is: The horse is slightly bent round the inside leg of the rider.  The horse's inside foreleg passes and crosses in front…

HALF HALTS - ESTABLISH YOUR HORSE'S RHYTHM

Improve your ride with half haltsEstablish your horse’s rhythm using half-halts.Your horse will have a natural rhythm in each gait in which he will become more balanced and so find it easier to work. The rider’s job is to find…

GET THE MOST OUT 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…

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…
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