It seems like a simple thing – riding an accurate circle. But sometimes the simple things aren’t so easy and in our training they can easily get overlooked. However riding accurate circles in your dressage test can really make a difference to your score especially at the lower levels. Twenty and ten meter circle becomes […]
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Chronic laminitis can be a very difficult disease to treat, however, by using natural treatments, the success rate increases significantly. Treating these horses involves a combination of many alternative and complementary modalities including acupuncture, herbs, homeopathy and, the most important of all, nutrition. This article will cover some of the basic treatments used by Harmany […]
One of the main ideas with a variety of TTEAM exercises is to lower the horse’s head, release back and bring the hindquarters under. Methods such as lowering the head with and without the chain, raising the back, body wraps and pelvic tilts all encourage the horse to lengthen the topline (the distance from the […]
How to take the leading role in your own video production… The electronic age now has us traveling along at fax speed. Almost everyone has access to computers, microwave ovens, fax machines, videotape players and recorders. Who wants to wait for a letter when we can e-mail our friends and get an answer almost instantly? […]
Do you have trouble stopping your horse? Do you brace against your stirrups while pulling back on the reins? Does your horse fall forward when you move off? You may be doing too much with your arms and not enough with your seat. Stabilizing your elbows by your sides may be the answer.
Do you have trouble keeping your elbows by your sides? Does your instructor keep yelling at you to keep your elbows in? Perhaps you have only one wayward elbow that you can’t seem to control. The answer may be in giving you a tactile sense of where your elbows belong and letting you feel the benefit of having your elbows in the right place.