Articles - training

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Get The Most from Your Warm-Up

Your warm-up begins the moment you sit in the saddle, so make the most of it with these six easy but effective exercises that will set up a better ride.

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3 Lessons from Carl Hester

Three fundamental take-home lessons to improve the halt, corners and stride adjustability, from dressage master Carl Hester, that every rider should know.

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What’s Your Horsemanship Training Style?

Josh Nichol looks at four different approaches to horsemanship and training, and explains how your view of equine behaviour influences which you choose.

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Tips for Lighter Hands

Do you find yourself getting nervous in the saddle, and gripping the reins with stiff arms? Get tips on how to relax and have lighter hands.

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Training Your Horse to Pick Up His Feet

If your horse isn’t picking up his feet, the first thing to figure out is why. Reasons include lack of, or improper training, fear, pain or discomfort.

By: Anne Gage
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Experts Tips for How to Create a Responsive Horse

Here is some curated advice from our experts on how to create a responsive horse, from keeping your aids as light as possible to rewarding the try.

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Improving Horsemanship with Equitation Science

More coaches and trainers are using a new equitation science based teaching tool to help students overcome horsemanship deficits from inexperience.

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The Dominance Debate

The International Society for Equitation Science released a statement on the use and misuse of man-made concepts in horse training, such as dominance.

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Conditioning Strategies for All Horses

Equine sports medicine specialist, Dr. Bri Henderson, provides guidelines for assessing your horse’s fitness and developing a conditioning plan.

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Horsemanship Basics with Josh Nichol

Solve common training issues using Josh Nichol’s style of horsemanship, based on forming a strong relationship and clear communication with your horse.