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Throughness

Throughness
Comes from the activation and increased carrying power of your horse’s hind legs. When your horse takes more weight behind, that results in a lighter shoulder and a more mobile front end. This allows you as the rider to ride the horse through various movements with small, unobtrusive aids.

Horses that are not through are typically […]

The Heavy Horse

The Reins and the Rider – Some problems that aren’t what they seem
 

A rider usually talks about a symptom of the problem, what’s happening and what they feel.  When they try to fix the symptom they often cause other problems.

It’s easy to ride for an hour fixing the symptom when all you have done is […]

How to ride a circle

How to ride a proper Circle
There are two things to think about

How the CIRCLE is being ridden geometrically.
How the HORSE is being ridden on a curved line

Remember, in a circle you should NEVER NOT BE TURNING.

Another mistake is often you will be doing a great job until you reach the side of the […]

Three on horse exercises

The exercises are good for lengthening your leg and opening your hip.  Do them every day before you school while your horse is having a walk.

Recipes for Horses

Horse recipes that won’t break the bank:
 

Keeping horses can be expensive, and from time to time we need to supplement what we are doing. Here are some basic remedies Passed on to me by others who have found them useful.

Remember to buy in bulk for really good savings. Check with your local rural supplies and […]

Pole Exercises

Contact and Biomechanics

The mouth is sensitive hand position is important and varies from rider to rider as we are not all the same shape or length of arm or body.

Contact should feel like gently holding hands with your horse

Top picture: What a pulling hand does to the horse. It locks him up.

Its called Tea Pot Neck and steals […]

How to Correct your Seatbones

Seatbones are the center of your body.  They affect the rest of your frame and most importantly your balance.
Balance:
The balance of the centre of the body, affects the body above and below. Do you sit evenly on your seatbones?  Do you have one hip more forward than the other?  Do you have more weight on your front […]

The ultimate tip for backing a horse float.

The ultimate tip for backing a horse float.

Cant do it.  Scared of going places where you cant turn around?

Try This

If you were on your horse and you wanted to push his quarters to the left you would push him with your right leg and visa versa.

Just imagine your steering wheel is your leg and the […]

Balance