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…

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Basque keys. Clock accuracy
In a previous article, we examined the effect of iron on horse basculation, the choice of which affects the horse technique in the long run. Equally systemically important are the…

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Ludger Berbaum: The contest has changed
German rider Ludger Berbaum is one of the leaders of the world show jumping for the past 20 years. In 2000, he gave an unexpectedly detailed interview, showing that he…

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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 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
I recommend taking a whip with you, but only as a means of correcting and clarifying your requests, but Continue reading

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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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…

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Learning to work without stirrups
Riding without stirrups can significantly improve your fit, however, only if you work correctly without experiencing insecurity and not only thinking about staying in the saddle. In this article you…

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