Riding Tips

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, […]

6 Tips how to improve your dressage score

6 Tips how to improve your dressage score

Dressage is both a sport and an art. It is an expression of movement that can be physically demanding for both horse and rider. It requires a lot of practice and dedication.  However even with lots of practice it is easy to make mistakes that […]

8 Tips for falling off a horse safely

8 Tips for falling off a horse safely

There is a well known saying that maintains you have to fall off a horse so many times to be a good rider.   It is definitely accepted that if you really want to challenge yourself or just ride a real horse, from time to time […]

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 […]

6 ways to stay involved in Horse riding when pregnant

6 ways to stay involved in Horse riding when pregnant

Most lady riders view pregnancy as a double-edged sword; it is a time of great excitement but you are going to miss those long days in the saddle with your horsey best friend.  Horses keep us very busy and if you own a horse, you […]

8 benefits of equine therapy

8 benefits of equine therapy

The idea of using horses for improving physical and mental health is not new. Hippocrates was said to have mentioned the potential of horses being useful for helping to manage health. However, equine therapy hadn’t been adopted in the modern world until around the 1960s. […]