“On the Bit” (Part 4)

Tuesday’s Tip! “On the bit” part 4: How to get your horse working in an outline. As I said last week – getting your horse working correctly will hopefully allow your horse to offer you the outline you are aiming for. In order to get your horse working correctly, you have to ensure they are powering from behind and carrying themselves. The rider also needs to be in a neutral…

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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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What “on the Bit” Really Means

Tuesday’s Tip! “On the bit” This will be a quick intro to an interesting and misunderstood concept – I may make a part 2 and 3 depending on what people think of this short intro! So, “on the bit” as an idea is misunderstood by a lot of riders. First off, they see-saw or get heavy-handed to get the horse to drop its head into an “outline”. Whilst this does…

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