Effect of soil quality on horse jumping skills
A small but important explanation of the significance of the ground in the preparation of a show jumping horse. The horse’s desire to jump is largely determined by its confidence…

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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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Effect of soil quality on horse jumping skills
A small but important explanation of the significance of the ground in the preparation of a show jumping horse. The horse’s desire to jump is largely determined by its confidence…

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How to lower the heel down?

From the first day in the saddle, the rider is told “hold your heels down,” and from that moment on, the rider painfully tries to keep his heels down and presses them with force below the stirrup. Is this right, and why do we need to keep the heels down?

Heel Down:

– Increases the contact area of ​​the leg with the horse, which improves the impact of controls.

– Focuses the weight of the rider in the lower body. The heel lowered down serves as a support for finding the necessary balance in the saddle when the horse moves.

– Prevents slipping of the foot through the stirrup.

– Demonstrates flexibility and, therefore, the ability to perform the functions of a shock absorber. Continue reading

How an amateur rider can overcome fear in favor of concentration

Trainer Annette Paterakis shared the story of her student Katie McNair to show how amateur riders can gain confidence.

Katie faced concentration problems that led the rider to disappointing results in the competition. Moreover, as a mother, it was difficult for her to distribute time and attention between family and horses. However, her story shows that you can find a balance between the areas of your life and at the same time achieve success in sports.

Annette Katie was advised by her trainer, Sally Amsterdamer. Katie returned to the saddle after a break, which she took for the sake of arranging her Continue reading

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