Spanish step. Stretching and training in place
We start with a stretch. Just as a person cannot just pick up and do the splits without training, so a horse cannot lift his leg up to the height…

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Riding without stirrups
Exercises without stirrups are designed to improve the fit, help develop the right balance and make the position of the legs deeper and stronger. The rider should try to sit…

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Karl Hester Tips on Horse Training
As your young horse grows older, you need to clearly understand your goal and make adjustments to your work plan. If with a five-year-old horse I try to pay more…

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Create the perfect gallop

You have probably heard that when buying a horse, first of all, you need to pay attention to the gallop and step, as these are natural gaiters, and it is extremely difficult to improve their work, unlike a lynx. But what if the horse is there, but there is no gallop? We use slopes with maximum benefit for the development of the most complex gait.

Earlier, we talked about what you can do on the slopes at a step. Now we’ll try to improve the quality of the gallop and some elements performed on this gait with the help of slopes, and also make your horse a little happier.

What problems at a gallop will help correct work on slopes: Continue reading

Horses that bite
Many horses are far from seriously biting aggressively. But any horse that bites is potentially dangerous to communicate with and work with. All horses can be made to think that…

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Correct Fit Exercises
When I just started learning to ride, I had problems with the position of the body. All my instructors constantly told me that I needed to sit straight, but it…

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The pros and cons of field training
My stable is not too chic, but it is functional. I have big safe stalls for my horses, a nice wide ventilation aisle and two great saddle spots right next…

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Motivation for learning.
When teaching any horse what you want, you must have motivation. Horses will not want to learn or show skills without good motivation. And the motivation you propose should be…

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