If you're looking to stop bad behaviour or if you'd love to learn how to lunge your horse take a look at our advice below...
We speak to dressage star Charlotte Dujardin to find out how she helps her horses relax at a show.
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.
Simon Battram trained under a former chief rider of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna. He specialises in working in-hand to help dressage horses at all levels. For more info visit www.stepintodressage.com
Simon offers some advice on why to lunge and what gear to use.
Whether you’re warming up at a show or sharing your school, knowing how to ride in open order will help you confidently negotiate the perils of group riding.
An instructor who understands you and your horse makes all the difference to your progress, but finding your perfect match can be a bit like searching for a needle in a haystack. Use these tips from classical trainer and NLP practitioner Emily Baker to find your ideal instructor.
Coping with a nervous horse can take the fun out of riding, but with a little know-how and patience you can teach your horse to cope with once-scary situations, says Yorkshire-based behaviour specialist Sarah Kreutzer
Mounting puts an enormous amount of pressure on your horse’s back, so to help you save it from strain and pain, chartered veterinary physiotherapist Sue Palmer gives her advice.
Your hands are hugely important – they’re the main contact with the sensitive structures of your horse’s mouth, so it’s crucial you get the movements behind your hands just right. Get your hand position right with the help of dressage gurus Richard Davison and Jill Day
Make sure you run through these checks each time you get into the saddle to ensure you have correct position.
If you are wondering why you should go on a fun ride instead of just going out for a hack, take a look at why we love it.
Top event rider, Lucinda Fredericks, gives her top tips for crystal clear communication to help you achieve a perfect partnership with your horse
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.
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