In part one of his 2019 series, Josh Nicol explains what self-carriage means, how to achieve it and why when you do, it’s like floating on a cloud.
Charlotte Dujardin presents a series of lateral work exercises to improve suppleness, straightness, transitions, and the quality of the gaits in horses.
Stephen Clarke shares tips for training dressage horses, with emphasis on effective use of aids, while encouraging responsiveness and maintaining balance.
Try these two desensitizing exercises from trainer Josh Nichol to help your horse learn how to deal with unexpected with confidence.
The halt remains an often ignored component of training horses. Here are three reasons to tune your horse’s breaks, and ways to do it.
Find out why horses rush when they back off trailers, and how to retrain them to make trailer loading and unloading a more positive experience.
Does winter weather have you arena-bound? Give these lungeing ideas and other fun indoor stuff to do with your horse to ease the boredom a try.
Here are five handy hints for developing better, more effective leg aids, so you stop losing your stirrups or gripping your horse’s sides.
Here are a number of techniques – some of which are effective, and some which need to be shelved permanently in the name of “desensitizing” horses.
In part two of his meaningful round pen work series, Josh Nichol explains how to direct your horse effectively, once you’ve gained his focus.