Jump refusal

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 that they don’t want to …

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Horse riding pilates

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 gait to another and the …

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Horse riding while 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 will still need to carry …

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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. There are a number of …

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Cavaletti: How to set up and use?

Derived from the Italian word, cavaletto, which means ‘little horse’, Cavaletti are small wooden jumps consisting of a fixed pole anchored at each end by an X frame. X——–X Have Cavaletti fallen out of fashion? With the arrival of modern materials and the Poly block, riders quickly started to favour, …

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Horse seat

9 simple tips to improve your seat

The seat is frequently discussed as an essential part of good horsemanship but why is it so important to improve your seat? A good seat when you ride not only provides balance and security but allows the rider to influence the horse effectively, developing training and bond and promoting harmony …

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