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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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27 May 11. Following your horse’s movement

In our last two articles, we have talked about the importance of relaxation and balance if you are to achieve an independent seat, the prerequisite for becoming the best rider you can be (Articles no 9, Relaxation and no 10, Balance revisited). The next aspect...

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06 May 10. Improving your balance

We have talked about the importance of balance before, but it is worth considering some exercises that can help you to achieve a secure and balanced seat (which can be practised both on a real horse and on an equine simulator) and we also take...

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22 Apr 9. Relaxation

In our last article (no 8), we talked about the need to be relaxed in order to achieve the independent seat that is a prerequisite for becoming the best rider you can be. This time we’ll discuss ways to help you remain relaxed even when...

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