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. Many riders such as Eventing Champion Bettina Hoy and Dressage Champion Jessica von Bredow-Werndl uses fitness training for improving performance in the saddle.
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. Between the need to guide your horse precisely through the exercises and controlling your own seat and legs, keeping your hands steady and in front of you can be a challenging task.
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! Not only is the correct application of the rider's aids important but the timing is also vital. Communicating quietly with your horse can only come about when your horse understands the rider's aids and their meaning.
Jumping cross country can be dangerous. 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.
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!
Adopting a correct rider's position is a concern for every rider. There are usually two groups of riders that deal with the chair seat problem: new riders at the beginning of their training, and many, many riding...
“One of these days I’ll have to do something about my riding seat!” – who among us hasn’t thought this? Simply starting will help considerably. We’ve compiled the best exercises for your riding seat, which you can...