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A series of educational articles written by Lesley. If you have any requests for topics, please send them to: 

Recent Entries

  The Adjustability Exercise
  A Variety of Exercises to Do With 3 Poles on the Ground - For Riders of All Levels!
  Signs That Your Performance Horse Might Be Sore
  The Great Debate - To Look For a Distance or Focus on the Quality of the Canter When Jumping
  Does Your Horse Pick Up the Canter With His Haunches In?
  The Wiggly Worm Exercise
  The Pre Purchase Exam
  Where a Rider Should Look When Riding the Various Lateral Movements
  HOW to Use the Turn Into Each Jump to Balance Your Horse
  Everything You Need to Know About Jumping Up a Bank
  Riding From "Front to Back"
  The Function of the Rider’s Elbow Joints
  The "Shoulder Yield" Exercise
  A Test of Your Flatwork Training (For All Levels!)
  Trotting Fences
  Clashing of Aids vs the Coordination of Aids
  The Pre Flight Checklist
  The Power of Your True Intentions!
  3 Signs That Your Bending Aids Are Working Correctly
  An Exercise to Help You Find an Even Pace Over Fences
  Horses that Tilt Their Head in Dressage
  Learn Your Horse's Natural Tendencies
  The BEST Exercise to Loosen Up Your Horse's Tight Lower Back Area
  Nose to the Wall Leg Yield
  An Exercise to Improve Your Cross Country (For Riders at Every Level !)
  Improve Your Ability to Think on Your Feet!
  How Many Gears Do You Have in the Canter?
  The Corridor of Aids
  An Exercise to Help Improve Your Trot to Canter Transitions
  What Does it Mean for the Horse to be "Between the Rider’s Hand and Leg"?
  Could YOU Jump a Fence That Fell Out of the Sky and Landed Three Strides in Front of You as You Canter or Gallop Along??
  Dressage Canter Adjustability Exercise # 2
  An Exercise to Teach BOTH Horse & Rider to Be More Patient in Front of Jumps
  An Important Skill to Practice For Riding a Cross Country Course
  The Difference Between a "Correction" and Punishment When Training Horses
  Teach Your Horse to Better Follow Your Eye When Jumping
  The Most Productive Way to Begin Each Ride
  Making the Best Use of the Terrain on Cross Country
  An Ian Stark Jumping Exercise (For the Very Brave!) That Will Sharpen Up Every Horse
  The Number One Rule For a Rider When Approaching a Jump!
  Different Half Halts For Different Situations
  Develop an Independent *Hand* - an Essential Skill That is Key to a Good Rein Connection!
  Adding More *Scope* to Your Lateral Work - For Better Dressage Scores!
  Advanced Grid Work - Adjustability Over Fences
  How to Build Strength in Your Horse's Canter
  Does Your Horse (or You) Lose Confidence in Triple Combinations? Give This Exercise a Try!
  Horses That Wag Their Head From Side to Side
  The Art of Slipping the Reins - and When and When NOT To Do So
  Introducing the Counter Canter
  The Return to the Track in Counter Shoulder In Exercise
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