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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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Travers | Total Confidence Month One

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Sylvia Loch, 21 January 2014 14:32

The lateral movement travers has multiple benefits to help boost your confidence and leads to greater flexibility. The advantages of this movement include improved lateral bend and a more obedient horse who is listening to your leg aids. We put Sylvia Loch’s advice to the test to see the benefits of this confidence-giving movement for ourselves Find out more about ...

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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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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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To rug or not to rug?

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Larissa Chapman, 01 October 2013 13:05

If you are debating whether your horse requires a rug or not, follow this checklist to decide what is right for him:   1. How often you intend to ride - if only once a week and your horse isn’t clipped there is no real reason to rug him up unless he’s a poor doer.  Instead you will have to ...

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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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