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Tack & Equipment

Saddle Pads: How to Choose the Right One

With so many different kinds, how do you go about choosing a saddle pad that’s right for you? Master Saddler Tom Büttner in Dresden can tell you what to look for when choosing a saddle pad.

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The Rider

Fitness Training for Better Riding

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.

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Disciplines

The Fundamentals of Driving in Equestrianism

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!

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Basic Knowledge

For All His Grace: Horse Movement & His Unique Gaits

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.

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First Aid & Illness

Equine First Aid: Caring for your Horse’s Wounds

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.

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Basic Knowledge

Preparing the Endurance Horse: Two Minds; One Vision

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.

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Disciplines

The Walk of your Horse: An Underestimated Gait

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.

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Disciplines

10 Facts About Working Equitation

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.

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Disciplines

The Rider’s Position in Show Jumping

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.

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Disciplines

4 Preparatory Exercises for your Jumping Horse

Preparation is half the battle. This also applies to jumping exercises for horses. It is much more fun, and much safer for horse and rider, if you prepare yourself step by step and grow with your tasks.

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Problem Horses

Help! My Horse Keeps Bucking

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.

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The Rider

Riding your Horse with Soft Hands

The ability to ride your horse with soft, quiet hands is the first step towards developing an even, elastic contact to the bit and, therefore, with the mouth of your horse.

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