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Working from the ground

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Larissa Chapman, 22 October 2014 16:43

With the winter weather setting in and time in the saddle harder to come by, we’ve enlisted the help of Intelligent Horsemanship recommended associate Rosie Jones to show you some useful problem-busting exercises from the ground. Leading through a narrow gap Here Rosie helps Sharon Beauhill conquer her horse Tressie’s phobia of gates with her narrow spaces exercise. There’s never ...

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The benefits of endurance

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Katy Islip, 08 May 2014 18:08

If you've ever wondered why endurance always seems to have such passionate converts, perhaps it's time you dipped a toe yourself to find out just why this sport really does have something to offer for all kinds of horse and rider. We spoke to Team GB endurance rider Beccy Broughton to get her thoughts on why you should try a ...

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Aids Explained: In-hand

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Katy Islip, 12 March 2014 09:10

As our Aids Explained schooling series continues in-hand, we've asked classical trainer Diane Followell to explain each exercise as an audio download, so you can listen and learn while you're working with your horse. From improving his halt to increasing suppleness and collection, she'll have it covered as our series progresses, while if you've never trained your horse in-hand don't ...

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10 tips for a good online test

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Your Horse, 17 January 2014 13:00

Have you always considered competing online? Take a look at our top 10 tips on how to produce a good online test. 1. Consider investing in a tripod to steady the camera. Otherwise, ask whoever’s filming to keep the camera in front of them and turn their upper body to follow the horse. 2. Ask the person who’s filming to ...

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Anatomy of a spook

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Katy Islip, 30 October 2013 16:51

Spooking is scary for both horse and rider, but if you’ve ever wondered whether your horse might just be having you on sometimes, here’s how to tell. Equine behaviour consultants Laura Bateman and Dr Debbie Marsden explain how to tell the real deal from a learned behaviour. *First video is copyright to Dr Debbie Marsden brightcove.createExperiences();

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Riding bitless

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Katy Islip, 30 October 2013 16:36

Bitless bridles are becoming increasingly common, as riders from all disciplines discover the benefits they offer. We spoke to trainer Mark Smith, who teaches using both bitted and bitless bridles, about why he thinks bitless bridles are brilliant.   brightcove.createExperiences();

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Charlotte Dujardin's advice on relaxing your horse at a show

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Sam Lewis, 10 October 2013 15:19

We speak to dressage star Charlotte Dujardin to find out how she helps her horses relax at a show. Some horses are anxious or nervous when they compete away from home, so as soon as you arrive, take your horse out of the lorry or trailer, tack him up and hack him around the showground for around 15 minutes on ...

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Falling off safely

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Katy Islip, 01 October 2013 11:15

Riding is a risky business, and falling off an occupational hazard, but by trying these exercises at home you can help reduce the risk of injury - try them while wearing your riding hat and body protector once you're comfortable.   Only try these exercises if you are fit and well, and always practise on a gym mat or other suitable surface, with plenty of room. Stop if ...

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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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Enjoy hacking

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Michael Peace, 05 July 2013 14:37

There’s nothing more exhilarating than a good canter in the great outdoors – Michael Peace is here with tips to help you enjoy riding in the open, safely Blowing away the cobwebs out hacking is one of the thrills and privileges of horse ownership, so don’t be daunted by the prospect of upping your speed when you’re out and about. ...