Riding with Connection

How to Teach Your Horse to Stay Calm and STOP if the Saddle Slips

How to Teach Your Horse to Stay Calm and STOP if the Saddle Slips

Although we never want it to happen, accidents sometimes do and if the saddle slips it can easily panic the ...
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Horses Choosing to be Tacked Up and Ridden?

Horses Choosing to be Tacked Up and Ridden?

This topic is all about horses choosing to be tacked up and ridden - is it possible that they actually ...
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P4 Why use STATIONARY targets? Riding, loading, jumping and more...

P4 Why use STATIONARY targets? Riding, loading, jumping and more…

As you'll know by now if you've watched this series - targeting is a versatile and oh-so-useful training technique. This ...
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How to Teach Your Horse to Stand Still and Relax at the Mounting Block

How to Teach Your Horse to Stand Still and Relax at the Mounting Block

Do you want a rock-solid safe riding horse? Well the process of creating that includes lots of work at the ...
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Yoga for Equestrians with 5 Min Pre-Ride Back and Hip Release

Yoga for Equestrians with 5 Min Pre-Ride Back and Hip Release

If you've ever wondered why everyone seems to be talking about yoga or how it can help your horse training, ...
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How to Improve Forwards Motivation and Responsiveness when Riding

How to Improve Forwards Motivation and Responsiveness when Riding

It doesn't feel good to ride a horse who doesn't go forwards or listen to your aids. When they're not ...
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Common Rider Faults and How to Fix Them for Better Connection and Relaxation

Common Rider Faults and How to Fix Them for Better Connection and Relaxation

Connecting well with your horse when riding requires two things: 1. Clear external cues, such as leg, voice and rein ...
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Christmas Tree Pole Exercises - Positive Gymnastic Groundwork and Riding

Christmas Tree Pole Exercises – Positive Gymnastic Groundwork and Riding

With dark nights and wet days, I often find inspiration to get out and train tricky at this time of ...
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De-Spooking Your Horse Over Jumps

De-Spooking Your Horse Over Jumps

This exercise is great to build your horse's confidence over a wide range of fences, no matter what types of ...
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Transferring a Cue from the Ground to the Saddle: Rein-Back

Transferring a Cue from the Ground to the Saddle: Rein-Back

If your horse knows a behaviour on the ground, it’s a simple process to transfer it to the saddle; you ...
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Pilates Alignment for Riders

Pilates Alignment for Riders

I have practiced Pilates for many years now after discovering the benefits after a serious riding accident in which I ...
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Breath Connection Under Saddle

Breath Connection Under Saddle

Breathing slowly and deeply helps to calm your horse under saddle and improves your connection. On Selena's first ride after ...
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