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Tips for Mastering the Rising Trot – Feel the horse

Most riders when starting out put too much effort into the rising. They press onto their stirrups, and stand up as far as they can. This can sustain them for only a short time as their legs get tired and new riders do not ‘go with the flow’.
You must admit you have to FEEL the horse to do a posting trot correctly. Continue reading

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Quick Fixes for Your Tense Back and Shoulders

Are your shoulders hunched? do you get ‘left at the altar’ or at the fence? Try these easy exercises to tame your tension – PRONTO! Continue reading

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To Middle Age and Beyond – Riding through your middle age

Now middle age has caught up to me and have found I have to pay better attention to my riding so I may continue to ride well into my middle aged years. Continue reading

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Can a Horse With a Rail Beat a ‘Clean’ Horse?

Each judge usually, and I say usually, because some judges don’t, gives a percentage score depending on the round. Generally speaking a rail gets a score of 40 – 50 depending on the rail and the rest of the course. See the following post regarding judging hunters. Continue reading

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