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Five steps to join up

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Kelly Marks, 16 August 2013 14:57

Follow Kelly Marks' simple tips to communicate with your horse in his language... 1. Find a suitable enclosure – a 15m/50ft round pen is best, but a school is fine, as is using electric fencing (switched off!) to create a pen. Make larger spaces smaller or block off corners with jump wings and poles. 2. With his headcollar on, bring ...

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Jump shapes

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Katy Islip, 17 July 2013 15:11

From verticals to triple bars, show jumper Mia Korenika explains how different fences and elements can help your horse become a more athletic, careful jumper   - Ground poles Really boost your horse’s bascule by using ground poles to create a wider fence base – he’ll instinctively know what to do. Without a ground line a fence becomes more advanced, ...

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Build your confidence from on board

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Debby Percy, 05 July 2013 14:50

Sports psychologist Debbie Percy shares her advice for building confidence from on board. Exercise 1 While in halt, breathe in for seven seconds and out for seven seconds, you should do this four or five times. This will help relax you before your ridden session begins and help you to get in tune with your horse’s breathing. Exercise 2 While ...

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Six easy ways to tackle napping

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Joanna Day, 20 June 2013 15:55

Napping is often thought of in terms of a horse being naughty. But when he refuses to leave the yard, or goes so far and then tries to whip round and head for home, he shows another example of separation anxiety. If this sounds familiar, follow British Dressage and British Eventing Accredited Coach, Joanna Day’s tips for success:   1. Work ...

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Tackling ditches

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Katy Islip, 11 April 2013 14:46

Don’t let the fear factor put you off tackling ditches – learn how to confidently clear these rider frighteners in style with this advice from eventer Emily Llewellyn   When you’re introducing your horse to ditches, start small with narrow and shallow examples, and try to avoid water-filled ones at first to keep it really simple. Don’t worry about showing ...

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Herbs for your horse

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Larissa Chapman, 11 April 2013 11:08

Herbs have many nutritional and medicinal benefits for your horse, and offering him herbs is easier than you think, so why not give it a go today?   Top 12 edible herbs - Thyme is great if your horse has a cough or hay fever - Fennel is great for digestion and helps to eliminate excess gas - Chamomile flowers ...

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Improve his straightness

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Katy Islip, 14 February 2013 16:30

Dressage trainer and judge, Vikki Hayton, gives her advice on how to improve your horse's straightness. Assess where you are now by riding down the centre, quarter or three-quarter line and be honest about how straight you are – a straight horse requires a disciplined rider! As you ride around your school think how much weight you have in each hand and ...

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Warm-up for schooling

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Larissa Chapman, 01 February 2013 15:47

Before riding you should always warm yourself and your horse properly to avoid injury, expert Anne Ratcliffe gives her advice on the perfect schooling warm-up The first 10 minutes of your warm-up should be spent in walk. Try to keep your horse thinking, so he doesn’t become distracted and mess about. Riding plenty of turns and small circles and changing direction frequently ...

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Interview with Carl and Charlotte

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Larissa Chapman, 22 January 2013 15:53

Your Horse writer Larissa Chapman caught up with double gold winning dressage duo Carl Hester and Charlotte Duajrdin and Your Horse Live 2012. Find out why they make such a great team, what they like to get up to in their spare time and who has the worst habbits...

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Fun ride rules

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Larissa Chapman, 01 October 2012 15:13

Before you embark on your fun ride, it’s important to know the rules and regulations. Your Horse's Larissa called Chair of Rides and Rules, Jeni Gilbert, to find out more. - Non Competitive Rides (NCRs) sometimes called training, fun, social or pleasure rides are rides organised by an EGB group or they can be part of a national ride - Group Rides ...

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