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21 Nov 17. Travers

In earlier articles, we have discussed several lateral movements (leg yield, shoulder in and turn on/about the forehand, Articles 13, 14 and 15 respectively), all of which help to promote a horse’s suppleness, loosen its muscles and improve its balance. Travers, or haunches in, is...

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21 Oct 16. Rein back

[caption id="attachment_16228" align="alignright" width="500"] Image from Dressage Today Magazine[/caption] We have already discussed several lateral movements – leg yield, shoulder in and turn on/about the forehand (in Articles no 13, 14 and 15 respectively) – and we will address others in the future. These are all...

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12 Oct 15. Turn on/about the forehand

We have already discussed leg yield and shoulder in (Articles 13 and 14 respectively), but turn on the forehand is another sideways exercise that helps to introduce a horse (and rider) to lateral movements. Turn on the forehand requires the horse to move its hindquarters...

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08 Jul 14. Shoulder in

Last time, we discussed the reasons for teaching a horse to leg yield (to promote suppleness, loosen its muscles and improve its balance) and how to achieve it. Now we will consider shoulder in, which is typically the next lateral movement taught to a horse,...

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23 Jun 13. Learning to leg yield

In our previous articles, we have considered various aspects of riding where improvements can help you to become the best rider you can be. Now, starting with leg yield, we are going to look at some lateral movements that you should be able to achieve...

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08 Jun 12. Improving your seat in canter

In our last Article (no 11, Following your horse’s movement), we talked about the need to ensure you are in harmony with your horse in all paces to enable the best performance from both rider and horse. One of the challenges many riders face is...

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