How to Establish Flexion

How to Establish Flexion

Today, I wanted to tell you about a problem that I struggled with for a long time. It made it really challenging for me to properly collect my horse. That problem was neck flexion. Whenever I would try to flex my horse’s head, it would invariably overflex, underflex, or not flex at all. Meanwhile the …

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How to Sit the Trot

How to sit the trot

Something that I have really struggled with in the past is how to ‘sit the trot’. Especially with really bouncy horses, I would often find myself feeling like at any moment I could bounce right out of the saddle. Other times, I would wake up the day after sitting trot a prancing horse and feel …

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The Secret Walk-to-Trot Riding Aid

Walk to trot riding aid

I want to address a simple yet important skill that can help you hone in on how well you’re communicating with your horse. The secret walk-to-trot riding aid that I’m going to share with you will help you get up into a trot without all the hassles when you’re riding a slower horse that’s maybe …

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English Riding vs. Western Riding

English Riding vs Western Riding

Okay, so this week we’re just talking about English Riding vs Western Riding!  When I was learning to ride, I started off with English riding. Then, once I’d progressed a certain amount, I learned bareback. But for some reason, I didn’t try Western until I was with some friends in my early teens. So I …

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How to Catch a Difficult Horse

How to Catch a Difficult Horse

Having trouble catching your horse from the field? Whether it’s your horse, a horse you’re part-boarding or leasing, or the horse you ride at your weekly lessons, catching a horse in the field is usually part of the job before you ride. As a beginner rider, knowing how to catch a difficult horse can be vital. Part …

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How To Slow Down A Horse

Have you ever had trouble getting a horse to slow down? If you’ve ever ridden a horse when you can’t even touch their sides because they’re so amped up and ready to go, then you know what I’m talking about.  Sometimes barrel racers can have this problem.  Horses that anticipate a dead run or horses …

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