Free walk, long rein

Tuesday’s Tip!   Last in the inspired by dressage judging set!   Free walk on a long rein.   This is another easy if you know what you are doing movement. But not everyone knows what the movement is really asking for. I saw a lot of dropped horses that collapsed and stopped working through from behind. There are double points for this movement for a reason 😉 We want…

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Raised Poles Part 3

Tuesday’s Tip! Raised Poles Part 3 Polework and lunging Using poles in your lunging can be really beneficial. You get to see how your horse moves over poles on the ground and you can work out where they need some help and more training. You can place the poles on a circle or a straight line and work over them. You can extend the poles out to help your horse…

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Pole work Part 2

Tuesday’s Tip! Pole work Part 2 Exercises over poles to help engage your horse’s hindquarters. Place at least 6 poles in a line along the centre line, have them space at trot distance and work over them focussing on rider a good turn and straight line, then start to make the distance between the poles wider so the horse has to stretch out more in trot. You can also shorten…

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