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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

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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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

Mastering Flying Changes

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.

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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.

Podcast

Cathy Woods: Pioneer in Equestrian Yoga

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Basic Knowledge

Success is Just Around the Bend: Tips for Developing the Bending Dressage Horse

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.

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