Part 3 of Josh Nichol’s series on achieving self-carriage looks at how flexion at the horse’s poll is the key to balance and softness.
The rules on how tight a horse’s noseband should be in equestrian sports are unclear, but research is showing that they need to be loosened.
Lesley Grant-Law on the correct and effective use of the seat with Christilot Boylen (dressage), George Morris (hunter/jumper) and Leslie Law (eventing).
Expert advice on buying used saddles – from pros and cons, to what to look for and what to avoid. Plus, how to make safe payment and shipping arrangements.
Canadian show jumper Erynn Ballard is a master at stride control, and making the time allowed while keeping all the fences up.
Trainer Reade Baker says the key to training two-year-old Thoroughbred racehorses is to be slow and cautious so you build a great foundation.
Canadian dressage duo Tina and Jaimey Irwin share tips on the working and cool-down phases of their training program for youngsters and seasoned veterans.
It’s common for horses to rush up hills because it takes less work than walking up the hill at a steady pace. How can you break the habit?
Jaimey and Tina Irwin are two of Canada’s top dressage riders and trainers. In the first of two articles, they explain their approach to dressage warm-ups.
Get more out of your cool down routine and kickstart recovery by including these stretches as part of your horse’s daily workout regimen.
Implementing a Yearly Training Plan can help you and your horse attain your equestrian competition goals by focussing on precise weekly objectives.
Thoroughbred trainers aren’t usually quick to share their secrets, but training young horses is a delicate business, so here’s some advice.
Canadian racehorse trainers are set to brave unpredictable spring weather to get horses ready for the start of this year’s racing season.
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.