Riding Tips

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 […]

5 tips on how to see the perfect stride

5 tips on how to see the perfect stride

Getting the distance correct when jumping a fence is one of the hardest parts of jumping. If you watch a professional jumper, one of the things you will notice immediately is how easy it seems for them to get the perfect distance for the jump. […]

9 horse riding bad habits to avoid

9 horse riding bad habits to avoid

When we watch good riders it sometimes seems like they are not doing that much at all. This is because they have developed a balance and awareness that make it seem like they are riding effortlessly. They have good posture, grips, and their body is […]

Top 8 beginner horse riding mistakes

Top 8 beginner horse riding mistakes

You may have visions of galloping across fields in front of stately homes reminiscent of Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy or even harbour dreams of competing at a world-famous equestrian event but learning to ride is a journey so sit back, or should that be up, […]

5 reasons to regularly lunge your horse

5 reasons to regularly lunge your horse

If you have spent time around horses and stables you will be familiar with the practice of lunging. Lunging is a technique that involves the horse being lead around in circles on an extended lead rope. It is primarily done for training and exercise purposes […]

6 Ways to Stop Your Horse refusing

6 Ways to Stop Your Horse refusing

If you jump horses or have jumped horses in the past you are likely to have a experienced a refusal to jump. A refusal can come in different forms, the most common being a last second run out from the fence when the horse decides […]

8 ways Pilates can help your horse riding

8 ways Pilates can help your horse riding

Horse riders spend so much time taking care of their horse that they often forget to take care of themselves. What many people forget is that the efficiency of your own movements will directly impact the performance of your horse. The constant shifting from one […]