This has been a busy week, with several students getting ready for competitions. I wish all of you competing in dressage and sidesaddle, lots of luck and enjoy your weekend.
Monthly Archives: July 2014
What a week of weather we have had! Starting the day early has been important to survive the heat and humidity, and the worse than normal horse flies which are attacking me in swarms and the poor horses. Three of my fairly new students have been concentrating on how to straighten their positions, and to […]
To produce a good strike off, your horse must be prepared with little half halt checks to bring the hind leg more under his body so that he can ‘jump’ into canter .At the same time he should be flexed a little to the strike off side. Put the inside leg on the girth. Use […]
Free walk on a long rein is a movement in many Prelim and Novice tests. It is included to test that the horse is relaxed but also, that he is working over his back and on the aids. Often it is required on the diagonal line although is easier to ride when on the curved […]