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Fixes for Common Rider Position Flaws Over Fences

There’s a lot to think about when you’re preparing to take a jump with your horse. Here are five tips to help fix five common rider position mistakes.

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Three Body Control Exercises for Show Jumping Riders

A rider’s position over fences is paramount to allow the horse to perform to its best ability. Try these exercises to develop better body control.

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Chronobiology: Aligning Horse Training & Management with Nature

Research into natural internal rhythms in horses is unlocking information that can help in the timing of feeding, training, and other management decisions.

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Learn How to See Things Like a Professional Rider

Train your eyes to perform like a professional equestrian’s for improved concentration, precision, and consistency in the show ring.

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Fundamental Skills for Successful Dressage Riders

Christilot Boylen gets ‘back to basics’ and identifies the elementary skills that, she says, many of today’s dressage riders are lacking.

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How to Ride Correctly and Effectively from Your Seat

Lesley Grant-Law on the correct and effective use of the seat with Christilot Boylen (dressage), George Morris (hunter/jumper) and Leslie Law (eventing).

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Noseband Science: How Tight is Too Tight for Your Horse?

The rules on how tight a horse’s noseband should be in equestrian sports are unclear, but research is showing that they need to be loosened.

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Stride Control for Show Jumpers with Erynn Ballard

Canadian show jumper Erynn Ballard is a master at stride control, and making the time allowed while keeping all the fences up.

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Winning Dressage Training with Tina & Jaimey Irwin

Canadian dressage duo Tina and Jaimey Irwin share tips on the working and cool-down phases of their training program for youngsters and seasoned veterans.

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Horse Stretches for Cool Downs & Improved Recovery

Get more out of your cool down routine and kickstart recovery by including these stretches as part of your horse’s daily workout regimen.