Have you ever noticed if your horse's head nods UP or DOWN while traveling at the walk? Or holds head and neck stiff and/or high at the trot? Find out what you SHOULD be aiming for with your horse.
"When I was recovering from my horse riding accident in 2006, I was reluctant to tell people how I was feeling for fear of judgement and embarrassment, yet, when I opened up about my situation to the people I trusted, I made rapid progress." Helen O'Hanlon - Guest Blogger.
Making decisions for developing a young horse's riding career is never easy. Choices have consequences! Make the right ones...
No matter where you are on your riding journey, beginner through expert, there are 3 key factors influencing your horse’s performance. 1. The Horse. 2. Saddle & Pad. 3. The Rider. These 3 things have a critical relationship. While each one is extremely important independently, when combined, they are essential to your horse’s soundness, happiness, and progress.
Our Before and After footage is most often taken on the SAME DAY with the SAME HORSE and the SAME RIDER. Yes. The changes we show are practically INSTANTANEOUS - which is even more powerful.
Without a proper seat, even a great saddle will not allow your horse to move with a natural balance and harmony. So, if you are dedicated to a true partnership with your horse, then you have to look at yourself and your posture. - Janice Dulak pilatesfordressage.com
Riding horses never happens without Negotiation… We should be good at it! Negotiating is something we do each and every day! With our children, our spouses, our work mates - an endless list. To be a truly good negotiator, knowing what the ‘want’ is for both parties is an important skill to employ.
Enabling your horse to move comfortably, effectively and successfully is your responsibility as a rider regardless of your goals. Whatever “winning” looks like to you, putting yourself and your horse in the best position to ‘achieve’ requires evaluating the equipment used to carry you. Whether striving for prizes or pleasurable dream rides, saddles contribute to or detract from the process.