Anne Gage explains the true meaning of collection, how to achieve it, and why it's so important to your horse's progression.
Struggling to get your horse to respond to your aids? The problem might not be what you're asking, but when.
Maintaining the focus of your mount is a struggle for many riders.
Hands that are light, quiet and soft enhance the horse's balance, suppleness and way of carrying himself by supporting the direction given by the rider.
It's that time of year! Show season, and you've trained long and hard to enable you and your horse to attend a show. Your coach has helped you prepare your riding skills, but what about everything else?
Teach your horse to stand calmly whenever and wherever he is tied.
We spend hours preparing ourselves and our horses for horse shows - riding, grooming, conditioning, cleaning tack ... and the list goes on. Some riders focus only on winning a shiny trophy or chasing points, but there is much more to be gained by taking a simpler outlook to your show season.
More than just a chore, grooming plays an important role in how your horse feels about you and the time you spend together - both on the ground and in the saddle.
Find out the meaning of "putting your horse in a frame" and how to achieve correct posture under saddle.
This article looks at two different approaches to the saddle question: traditional saddles with trees and today’s treeless saddles.