Jim Masterson is known as the founder of the Masterson Method. As a Horse-Massage-Therapist he spent some years with the US National team on tour.
This is Part 2 of young horse training at Gut Rothenkircherhof.
In this article you will find out why paying more attention to your training in walk will help your riding, with the likelihood of making more advanced movements easier to ask for and achieve.
Are bandages or riding boots better to protect our horse’s legs? Or perhaps it would be healthier not to use them at all?
Everyone talks about how stretching forward and downwards towards the bit is good for the horse, but actually being able to do it correctly is not so easy.
Save the Date: wehorse, Europe’s Leading Online Learning Platform for Equestrians, Celebrates North American Start with Live Online Festival on Sept 12, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Europe’s largest online learning platform for equestrians, wehorse, is hosting a live and interactive online festival on Sunday, September 12. This event
EQUITANA USA and wehorse Kick Off Partnership with Interactive Digital Event 9/21/21 Featuring Karen Rohlf
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EQUITANA USA, the mother of all horse fairs, and wehorse, Europe’s leading streaming education platform for equestrians, kick off their partnership –
It doesn’t matter if the driving sport is used for leisure or competition, if it is with a single, a pair or a four- in- hand carriage or with horses or ponies- anything is possible!
Nothing in the world compares to it. The degree of intimacy, the depth of connection, the feeling of being a single, unified moving part. It’s the one thing that improves your ability more quickly than anything else. It’s bareback riding.
A dressage philosophy that emphasizes lightness. What do Philippe Karl and his students do differently?
Here are tips to help you get through winter whilst keeping your horse happy, healthy and sound. The appropriate warm-up, the right care as well as what you feed all have an impact on your horse in winter.
The discipline of show jumping is one of the three equestrian disciplines found at the Olympics, World Equestrian Games, World Cup Series, and the Nations Cup Series.
Find out about the biomechanics behind the canter of your horse and understand what to do in order to ride and sit the canter better and also how to improve this gait.
The effect of integrating riding specific exercises into your fitness program, or just doing it once or twice a week as your fitness program, will yield fabulous results.
Building a solid foundation upon which to build any process, product, relationship, or development is crucial in obtaining a final product that exudes excellence. Such is true of horsemanship.
Flying changes are either inevitable in the jumping course or the next step to a more advanced dressage level. Either way, it is a wonderful feeling for the rider when the horse changes leads in canter by jumping energetic and powerful into the new direction.
Injuries and ailments can – literally – get under your horse’s skin. These are often associated with side effects that affect not only the horse’s appearance, which makes good horse wound care all the more important.
There is great value to a successful start in a horse’s training, which is why Uta Gräf and her husband Stefan Schneider dedicate so much attention to this phase.
Choosing the right tack for your horse is just as important as a regular dentist and farrier checkups because a non-fitting saddle or bridle can cause much damage to the horse.
Nowadays interval training is used in many areas of equestrian, but most commonly in eventing and endurance. This is because high levels of stamina are required.
In this podcast episode, we are talking to Sabine Schut-Kery, the newly crowned Olympic Team Silver Medallist with the US Team. In addition to her
Cathy Woods created the unique concept “Body, Mind, Equine”. This program focuses on the use of yoga principles and posture to improve horsemanship from ground
No horse is born completely symmetrical. Asymmetry poses no problems for natural activities like running and grazing.
In this article dedicated to Working Equitation, German high-level rider Birte Ostwald explains what makes this discipline so fascinating. You’ll learn how it works.
Nothing in life illustrates the human condition more profoundly than a person’s resilience—an individual’s ability to overcome the adversity they meet over the course of their life with grace; with fortitude.
Lunging training over poles and Cavaletti is a particularly worthwhile exercise: your horse is stimulated to push off with more intent.
Philippe Karl is world-famous for the Ecole de Légèreté (School of Lightness). The principles of his training are a classical alternative based on understanding, competence
Correct impulsion isn’t only meant to look nice in the dressage arena, it’s also a requirement of correct dressage training.
A horse bucking because he feels good is one thing but bucking under saddle is another, ranging from fairly harmless little bunny hops to terrifying bronc shows.
British eventing champion and German team trainer Chris Bartle holds seminars on the best ways to stay safe in the saddle when facing tricky situations on cross country courses, from slipping the reins to the “Oh shit!” position.
There’s one thing that can help you collect extra points at your next dressage test: riding a good dressage halt! That’s because a good halt counts as much as other “more difficult” dressage skills.
The horse has helped man fight in battle. He has allowed man to travel vast distances. He has plowed our fields and raised our young, and in all this, he has shared with us his uncanny precision of grace, of movement.
Imagine your friend leading you up to a porta-potty-sized box, and telling you to get in. What would you say? How might you feel? What would you be thinking? And most importantly, would you get in?
If you are concerned with lunging your horse correctly, you will quickly encounter dogmatic disputes. With side reins or without, on the bit or not, with a bridle or a cavesson?
If you are ready to take your show jumping to the next level, you need to concentrate on your jumping positions. You need to master three jumping positions if you want to be a top contender in the ring.
Flexibility. It’s one of our most important traits. Life is all about flexibility. Whether it’s preparing for a last-minute meeting, dealing with a change in plans for your dinner date, or simply embracing a spontaneous moment during this great adventure we call life, everyone needs to be flexible. Everyone needs to have a little bend. So do horses; especially in the complex arena of the world of dressage.
The rider has three aids that connect him to his horse and that serve as means of communication: The leg aids, the weights aids and the rein aids.
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