Lunging with a tail bandage

Tuesday’s Tip! Lunging with a tail bandage to increase hind end engagement Handy video for you this week. Apologies for the dodgy lighting and my voice – hard to lunge and record at the same time! I also had to video it on my phone as my camera had a dead battery  – woops! so the quality is a bit poor as well. The tail bandage is attached low to…

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Pole work Part 1

Tuesday’s Tip! Pole work Part 1 Pole work can be very helpful for both horse and rider as it improves the rider’s feel and the horse’s gaits. Pole work can be strenuous so be sure not to overdo it when training. Working your horse over poles can help them engage more with their hindquarters as well as increasing their rhythm. When you work your horse over poles they have to…

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“On the Bit” (Part 3)

Tuesday’s Tip! “On the bit” part 3: This week: an overview of how a correct outline benefits both horse and rider. How to get your horse working in this outline will be covered next week, as otherwise this week’s tip would be huge! When a horse is ridden in a correct outline – with the poll at the highest point and head on, or just in front of the vertical…

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Getting Your Horse Moving Correctly on the Flat or over Jumps

Tuesday’s Tip! Working from behind. When working on the flat or over jumps, it is very important that your horse engages his back end. This will push him forward and make him use himself correctly. This allows you to play with the paces, collecting, extending, and maintaining a good rhythm. It helps you control him when jumping, going round turns, and asking for school movements. To get your horse working…

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