Negative reinforcement in horse training: pros and cons
The phrase “negative reinforcement” often causes misunderstanding. Yes, many people know this term, but hesitate to give it a clear definition. So, let's start from the very beginning: negative reinforcement…

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High School Riding Elements - School Jumping
During high school jumps above the ground, which include cockbet, lansada, ballotad and capriole, the horse is separated by all four limbs. School jumps are exceptional in their beauty and…

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Dressage: How to get a referee category?
Anyone can try to become a judge - the road is open to everyone. But it is worth remembering that a dressage judge is not only one who knows how…

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Uniform gallop – how to achieve and not lose?

Do you feel that something is wrong during training at a gallop? Elements are carried out very badly, can’t it be possible to calculate the number of tempos in front of the barrier, and does the gait itself look more like chaotic running around than a regular three-stroke gallop? So it’s time to pay attention to the uniformity of movement!

There may be many reasons for the lack of a clear rhythm when galloping, but the most malicious and frequent problems are the lack of conductivity, the horse’s sluggish back-to-back work and insufficient straightforwardness. Whether it is a beginner or an experienced athlete, everyone can face such a problem. Kristina Leonova, a member of the youth team of Russia and a finalist of the European Continue reading

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 attention to finding contact through numerous transitions between gait, then at the age of 6, the horse should already be able to carry itself and have a good balance for performing lateral movements.

Tip: It’s always nice to discover your horse’s talent, for example, for flying free movements, but do not dwell on this. Focus on what doesn’t work out so well.

Think ahead
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Equestrian Driving

In recent years, experts have noted the complication of all sports disciplines that are characteristic of equestrian driving competitions. Tests for dressing, obstacles at a marathon and parkour are becoming more complicated. Much attention is paid to the welfare of horses during driving competitions, for which the maximum age of horses participating in competitions is increased, and the penalties for athletes who allow animal cruelty are increased.
An example of the complication of the competition program in driving in equestrian sports is the appearance of a gallop in training tests. Allures are becoming sharper and more often changing, and the schemes themselves are supplemented by new elements. The training also notes the division into classes, carried out according to special tests developed by the FEI for single crews and tandem crews, foursomes Continue reading

Tennessee horse
46 years of torture of a unique breed of horses justified by the state. If we look at the description of this breed, it will be said that the Tennessee…

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Jumping Horse Career Planning. Competition level selection
Everything that is done in training is done with one goal - to successfully compete in competitions. But in which? What level? And when?!!! The choice of competitions for a…

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The development of basculation. The method of impulse hunger.
In the previous article, “Baskulation and the Basque. Do not confuse the concept ”we have described the biomechanical principle and the exceptional practical importance of basque in the show jumping,…

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Motivation, punishment and encouragement
Motivation is a very important factor in the training of both people and animals. Many animals, especially dogs, are easily motivated for training - here the “pushing” moment is the…

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