Category Archives: Riding

Establishing Respect and Control for English and Western Riders

By Clinton Anderson with Ami Hendrickson For anyone who has ever wished for Clinton’s training program in book form, this best-selling hardcover presents his results-oriented method in a step-by-step format that is easy to follow at home. Packed with beautiful … Continue reading

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Fine tune your stops

If you’ve been around reiners or reining enthusiasts, you’ve probbly heard them talk about “fencing” a horse. This training technique involves teaching a horse to run and stop right at a fence or wall and then, right at the wall, … Continue reading

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Diagonal Imbalance of a horse – Natural Asymmetry

Welcome to Riding Academy. My name is Marijke de Jong In this video you’ll discover more about the natural point of weight of the horse and its consequences. Asymmetry leads to a natural point of weight that is not exactly … Continue reading

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Namadgi National Park – plan of management

Recently Mr Stanhope announced the release of a new Namadgi National Park Plan of Management. (There’s also a summary.) Mr Stanhope said the plan includes several recommendations arising from a Standing Committee’s inquiry into the draft management plan including new … Continue reading

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Clicker Training Horses on the Trail

If you understand horses, you’ll be able to immediately see the differences in a ‘clicker horse’s gait and carriage. Even horses that have had a hard time in the past grasping basic performance behaviors can excel when clicker trained. There … Continue reading

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The Marriage of Lateral Work and Natural Collection

Lateral work consists of the shoulder-in, travers, renvers and half pass. We start with the simple shoulder-in and, when the horse understands this and can do it easily, we progress to travers (quarters-in) and renvers (quarters-out).  When these movements are established, … Continue reading

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Beginning lateral work

When we teach the higher movements, we only ask the horses for a little here and there, for only a short time, and only a few times.  Then we leave the horse alone and go back to the basic things, … Continue reading

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I Only Want To Go Trail Riding – Kate Fenner

This is something I hear a lot. People tell me that they don’t need all of that ‘shoulder control’, their horse to go ‘in frame’ or ‘on the bit’ and so on. The problem is that trail riding is one … Continue reading

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The Importance of Transitions in Training

By Manolo Mendez Copyright © 2002 Manolo Mendez Head Rider from the Royal Spanish School in Jerez (home of the 2002 World Equestrian Games) continues his series of articles on training the horse … from the very first kindergarten days … Continue reading

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New FEI rules make it easier for Biomechanists to know what is correct – by Colleen Kelly

The FEI always had rules to judge rider seat &  position, but now new FEI Rules (www.fei.org) make it even easier! As a Biomechanist I specialise in the horse rider’s seat & posture, but struggled with riders understanding the best … Continue reading

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