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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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Jumping Position Balance – Top tips to stay in the centre of your horse

“Oh, I got left behind”, this is a common occurrence in the show ring and training arena. Here are some top tips to help you stay in the centre of your horse when jumping or riding in general. Continue reading

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Trouble Shooting Your Walk- Using Placing Poles to Establish Your Walk

Do you ever use poles to help your horse THINK where his feet are?   Most horses do not think they have big honking hooves at the end of their spindly legs. Help your horse out by educating him on … Continue reading

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Trouble Shooting – Expert Advice to Avoid Refusals

When you enter the show ring your first concern is to get to eight jumps correctly and succinctly. Missing a distance is bad but a refusal will drop you out of the ribbons for sure. If you have a refusal … Continue reading

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