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Recent Entries

Video Discussion # 105: Andrew Nicholson shows us how to ride a cross country complex with tricky striding between the elements.

Discussion # 182: Let's talk about refreshing your horse's response to the inside leg before you begin a circle!

Discussion # 181: How would you ride your green horse over this narrow fence?

Discussion # 180: Let's discuss this Training Level coffin complex!

Discussion # 179: How could you best ride this fence to help your horse to remain safely focused on the top rail?

Discussion # 178: The question asked here is: Can you jump this big wide spread fence, and still have enough control to jump the accuracy question that makes the next element?

Discussion # 177: How would you ride this "dark into light" cross country jump?

Discussion # 176: Let's discuss the difference between sinking down into your heels or seat bones, vs pushing into them

Discussion # 175: Let's discuss how far apart we should be carrying our hands when riding!

Discussion # 174: Let's discuss how to prevent accidentally teaching the horse an undesirable behavior by releasing the pressure of an aid at the wrong time!

Discussion # 173: How much pressure do you think we should have in the stirrup irons when seated in Dressage? And how much when jumping?

Discussion # 172: Let's talk about the similarities of ballroom dancing and riding horses! 

Discussion # 171: How would you ride this Sunken Road cross country complex?

Discussion # 170: Look at the difference in this horse's musculature and carriage with time and training! What are the improvements that you notice?

Discussion # 169: Which of these pictures shows the best piaffe? (Click here to see enlarged picture)

Discussion # 168: Where exactly would you jump this cross country fence and why?

Discussion # 167: Let's discuss the Dressage term, "the falling down neck."

Discussion # 166: Which of these 2 horses is reaching more into the rein connection?

Discussion # 165: Which horse has better leg conformation?

Rule Quiz # 33: What are the rules regarding what type of whip you can carry for cross country?

Discussion # 164: What do you think this comment means?

Discussion # 163: How do you judge a horse's innate athletic ability *without* the ability to watch him jump?

Discussion # 162: The shoulder in is considered to be the "mother" of all lateral movements. Can anyone tell us why this is so?

Discussion # 161: Do you keep your horse on the aids when out hacking?

Discussion # 160: How would you ride this fence??

Video Discussion # 104: What caused this rail down?

Video Discussion # 103: On teaching a horse to be quick and clever, or to "pat the ground" when jumping from a deep distance.

Rule Quiz # 32: Who can tell us *how* you are allowed to use your spurs in Eventing competition? What specifically, is not allowed?

Video Discussion # 102: This is a great way to improve your posture when jumping!

Discussion # 159: How would you ride this fence?

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