Why is my horse anxious?

"To do well we need knowledge, to teach well we need understanding” Philippe Karl Priorities To be effective, to get the best from our...

Confidence from Curiosity

“My horse hates dressage” Recently someone told me: “My horse hates the arena, he hates dressage”. It’s not unusual to hear this. Though...

WHERE CAN YOU LET GO ?

“ Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood” (Marie Curie) Lumbar tension in our back is one of the first things that...

HOW DO YOU 'FEEL' ?

When we think about a horse being reactive to the aids, we think about pressure, and the little details of how we feel, apply, assess and...

Shoulder-in on a circle

Shoulder-in is not as difficult as some riders think. With the right preparation, balance, and logical aids, and by starting on a volte...

Opening the poll

BEHIND THE VERTICAL Often we see horses being ridden in a posture that is too 'round', 'curled under' or 'over-bent'. It may be due to...

Finding dignity

Allow the horse time... all the time needed. Have a vision, have an idea of what you would like to do, feel or see. Have it clearly in...

The Elbows have it

The angle of the elbows Is something to attend Keeping soft and grounded Floating in their bend. Elbows offer hands to horse ...