Whoever wants to ride wants to do so on a horse with a well-trained musculature. Because we all know that this is a huge factor in maintaining long term health and soundness.
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.
A dressage philosophy that emphasizes lightness. What do Philippe Karl and his students do differently?
In this Podcast Episode we have the world famous Linda Tellington Jones as a guest. She is well known for her Tellington TTouch Method, which
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.
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.
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.
Karen Rohlf was always in love with horses. Since she grew up with them, it wasn’t long before Karen recognized that she was responsible for
In order to ride combinations and distances confidently, it is important for the rider to know how to measure the distances between two jumps as well as how many strides are needed.
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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.
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.
Correct impulsion isn’t only meant to look nice in the dressage arena, it’s also a requirement of correct dressage training.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Does it sometimes feel that no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to get your horse to understand what you want? You’re not alone!
While rules can be quite relaxed when you are just competing against friends, when you start competing at a more serious level, you need the right equipment.
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.
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.
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.
This is Part 2 of young horse training at Gut Rothenkircherhof.
When training horses, staying motivated at all times can be challenging. Here are some tips to help you reach your goals and be happy in the saddle!
Groundwork is the foundation for building a trusting and reliable relationship with your horse. It improves the communication between a horse and his human and is also a very good alternate program to riding and lunging.
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.
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
The first-time seeing dressage in action is much like watching magic. The complexity and discipline required to execute such intricate, sophisticated patterns and maneuvers is almost unbelievable.
Why is it that horses actually wear blankets, and is the act of turning out horses in the winter without a blanket an act of neglect, or is it the owner’s choice as to whether or not to fit their horses with this winter attire?
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.
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No horse is born completely symmetrical. Asymmetry poses no problems for natural activities like running and grazing.
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.
There is a unique serenity that one experiences when grooming horses; a certain quiet, a certain calm. For many of us, this can be the most relaxing part of our day.
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.
Lunging training over poles and Cavaletti is a particularly worthwhile exercise: your horse is stimulated to push off with more intent.
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