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Strengthen Your Position For Jumping

To achieve a great position all of the parts need to work together to properly balance you on the horse, while also creating a beautiful picture. Continue reading Strengthen Your Position For Jumping

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Connected Riding

Imagine a dressage rider sitting the trot so well that she appears to be apart of the horse, or a show jumper quietly transitioning his horse from a standstill into a collected canter. Both these riders have put a lot of time and effort into riding their horses correctly. They also have worked with trainers every day and that’s not always possible to do. Here I’ll give you some tips on how you can make big improvements in a small amount of time. Continue reading Connected Riding

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Improve Your Leg Position

Lots of riders have trouble keeping their lower leg in the correct place. They also have difficulties with posting, falling forward, or having the leg swing. Here I’ll give you some exercises to help secure your position in the saddle at each gait. Continue reading Improve Your Leg Position

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Stirrup-less Lessons Part Two Advanced Work

In the second section of this two part series, I will give you more tips on how to improve your riding skills by riding at faster gaits as well as over fences all without the aid of stirrups. Continue reading Stirrup-less Lessons Part Two Advanced Work

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Stirrup-less Lessons

Riding without stirrups can greatly improve your position and seat. When riding without the irons you must make sure that you are riding correctly. Sometimes when your feet come out of the stirrups you feel insecure, and may improperly grip with your legs or adjust your seat to this new feeling. Here I will give you some tips on how to properly practice stirrup-less to improve communication between you and your horse. Continue reading Stirrup-less Lessons

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Lunge Line Lessons

Every rider wants to improve their position. Without daily practice improvement can be slow to come, however there are exercises in the saddle that can benefit your riding in very little time. In this lesson I will give you some tips on how to quickly see and feel a difference in how you ride. Continue reading Lunge Line Lessons

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Riding From All Angles Part One: Upper Body

There are four important angles that are key to correct riding. Those four angles include the elbow, hip, knee, and ankle. Using these angles effectively allows you to give subtle aids to communicate with the horse. Continue reading Riding From All Angles Part One: Upper Body

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Riding From All Angles Part Two: Lower Leg

All good riders have one thing in common…an excellent lower leg position. Having the correct angles in your lower leg help to absorb the concussion of riding, give proper cues, and hold you securely on your horse’s back. Knowledge of this important ingredient of riding is invaluable and sometimes overlooked. Continue reading Riding From All Angles Part Two: Lower Leg