Horse Health & Rider Fitness

Conformation and the Sport Horse

November 19th, 2017 at 4:18 pm Most people who have been around horses for any period of time tend to share a vision of what ‘good’ conformation should be. My question is - given that so many jumping and dressage horses, even eventers, can be hugely successful even with ‘bad’ conformation, how useful is conformation as a guide to later success? Continue reading Read Article

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The Veterinary Basis of Correct Training

September 8th, 2017 at 11:21 am This is simply one of the best ever explanations of the connection between good dressage riding and the physical welfare of the horse by German equine veterinary expert, Professor Stadler... Continue reading Read Article

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Conformation and Its Implications for Dressage Training

August 31st, 2017 at 3:22 pm The ideal conformation is subjective and unmeasurable. However, when assessing a horse’s conformation, several criteria should be considered to determine the likelihood of the horse having a long and successful career in dressage - like Valegro. Continue reading Read Article

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Types of Suppling Exercises by Hilary Clayton

June 1st, 2017 at 3:45 pm Hilary Clayton combines her own love of horses and riding, with a rigorous scientific approach that over the last 30 years has showed how superstition and guesswork can be replaced by clear logical thought… PASSIVE SUPPLING – slow controlled movement to … Continue reading Read Article

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Andrew McLean talks about the principles of horse handling

March 24th, 2017 at 2:16 pm Andrew McLean's ten principles of training and working effectively with our horses. Continue reading Read Article

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Developing a Super Seat – Balance

January 10th, 2017 at 4:14 pm Good rider balance is important for you to be in true harmony with your horse. Modern Master Jean Bemelmans explains: “First of all I have to control myself before I can control him (the horse). If you are not in … Continue reading Read Article

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Getting out of your comfort zone… Training the brain!

January 4th, 2017 at 3:41 pm Rebecca Ashton has spent the last few months working on making your body more efficient for riding, now she gets to the tricky bit – your brain… So far most of the exercises I’ve given you have been to really … Continue reading Read Article

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How I learned to saddle-up with my nerves and become a better competitor

October 4th, 2016 at 10:11 am I remember my first Grand Prix test. It was at Showpark in Del Mar, California. My friends and family were so supportive and came along to cheer me on. I have no idea if it was hot or cold but I know that, either way, I was dripping with sweat! Continue reading Read Article

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Developing a Super Seat: LEGS

September 28th, 2016 at 3:07 pm Now that we have brought awareness to our torso, this month we are going to look at leg stability. The torso has a big influence on the legs and how we control them, that is why it was addressed first… … Continue reading Read Article

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How do you develop a super seat…

at 3:07 pm Rebecca Ashton continues on her journey to teach us how to develop the super seat... Continue reading Read Article

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Stop your horse rushing at the jump!

at 3:06 pm Some of the serious accidents in the lower levels of eventing and with less experienced riders come about when horses rush their cross-country fences, says Australia’s leading horse behaviourist, Andrew McLean, but according to Andrew, while it might take time and patience to solve the problem - you can solve it... Continue reading Read Article

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Feeding challenges of the geriatric equine athlete…

at 3:06 pm There are lots and lots of older horses out there, still competing in their prime. Equine nutrition expert, Liz Owens looks at how you can prolong the competitive career of your favourite equine… Like humans, horses are remaining sounder and … Continue reading Read Article

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