Tag Archives: equitation

How to Improve Your Riding Position – Get Those Legs Back Part 1

Learn how to get your legs back and improve your riding postition. Teacher after teacher tells you to get your legs back, reach back with the heels, reach long with your leg, or reach down and back with the thigh or knee. They keep telling you over and over to do that. They might even come up with some crazy contraption or other to help you get those legs back. You’d really like to get them back, if only you knew how. Continue reading

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Does Turnout Matter?

Having the correct turn out for a horse show is important. You have only one chance to make a first impression. Continue reading

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Jumping – Finding the Right Spot

Sometimes getting in a little tight can get your horse to ‘snap’ up its knees. But sometimes a little deep can mean a chip and there goes your class. Learn the 5 main factors that determin where your horse will take off for the fence. Continue reading

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Getting Show Ring Ready – Equitation Class

How to win at equitation. Getting your horse ready and prepared for the showring is only half the battle. The other half is the rider. Equitation riders are students of the art of riding. There are no shortcuts to a winning equitation round. This is of particular importance when preparing for equitation classes.

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