Riding Tips

19 simple tips for horse jumping beginners

19 simple tips for horse jumping beginners

Jumping is one of the most exciting activities that you can do with a horse but, like all equestrian disciplines, it takes time, patience, training and application to be successful at it.  Any experienced jumping rider will tell you that jumping is 99% flatwork it’s […]

Horse Bucking: Why Does a Horse Buck and 11 Tips  to Stop It

Horse Bucking: Why Does a Horse Buck and 11 Tips to Stop It

Most horses will have a buck and a kick from time to time, bucking is quite a natural and normal thing for a horse to do – watch them at play in the field and you will see plenty of examples.  However, under saddle, bucking […]

Getting your horse on the bit

Getting your horse on the bit

Getting your horse on the bit is a phrase which conjures up confusion and mystery in equal measure.  Many riders focus on the front end of the horse and concentrate on the position of the horse’s head and, whilst this is relevant, it can be […]

8 Ways that Horse Riding Benefits your Health

8 Ways that Horse Riding Benefits your Health

To the untrained eye it can be hard to see all the health benefits of horse riding. Non riders and people unfamiliar with horse riding mostly see the horse working and do not appreciate the hard work and the associated health benefits that come with […]

17 tips to improve your riding without Stirrups

17 tips to improve your riding without Stirrups

Riding without stirrups is a tried and trusted technique with known and established benefits for the horse rider.  Working without stirrups promotes the rider’s balance, stability and depth of seat and is a training tool used by many instructors and riders of all levels.  It […]

Tips for Affording a Horse on a budget

Tips for Affording a Horse on a budget

Whether you own a horse or even just attend lessons you will know that equestrian hobbies are not cheap. Horses are large animals that require lots of care that can quickly add up financially. On top of that there is lots of different equipment and […]

How to Choose the Right Sized Horse

How to Choose the Right Sized Horse

Whether you’re buying a horse for yourself, for your child, or for someone else, it’s important to know what size of horse that you should get. Unfortunately, it’s not always as simple as just walking to a farm and picking out one that looks like […]

How to Stop Your Horse Napping

How to Stop Your Horse Napping

Horse napping is when a horse refuses to move in the direction that you want to go. It is a behavioral pattern that can often be very tricky to correct. It can occur for a number of reasons such as a lack of trust, rider […]

7 Ways to Improve Your Sitting Trot

7 Ways to Improve Your Sitting Trot

Sitting trot is not without its challenges but is an important part of rider development and education plus a prerequisite in dressage once you reach a certain competitive level.  More advanced movements like shoulder in and half pass can only really be executed in sitting […]

12 Beginner Horse Riding Exercises

12 Beginner Horse Riding Exercises

Horse riding is a unique physical challenge, it tests out every fibre of your being and requires strength, flexibility and coordination. As every good rider knows, there are exercises which you can do both on and off the horse to help improve core strength, balance […]