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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

  How Your Driving Habits Relate to Your Riding Habits
  An Exercise to Teach Your Horse to Be More HOT to Your Inside Leg Aid
  An Exercise to Help Improve Your Horse's Connection Over the Back
  The Benefits of "Stair Stepping" Your Lateral Exercises
  Tip/Quote of the Day # 1759
  Does Your Horse Fall In When Lunging?
  The Crest Release, the Automatic Release, and Everything In Between (With Pictures!)
  The *Volume* of Your Aids
  The Benefits of Jumping Fences at Sharp Angles
  An Exercise For Riders at All Levels, That Will Improve Your Dressage Test!
  A Funny Story - With an Important Message!
  Jumping Rideability Exercise # 2 - For Horses & Riders at All Levels
  An Advanced Trot Pole Exercise to Improve Suppleness, Strength, and Rideability
  Lateral Work as "Medicine" For the Dressage Horse
  A Spanish Riding School Exercise to Increase the Collection in Your Horse's Canter
  Help to Ensure That Your Horse LIKES His or Her Job!
  Do You Know What Skills You and Your Horse Need to Have Before Entering a Novice Level Event?
  The “Floor” of Your Dressage Seat
  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 (Current freebie!)
  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
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