Keep Your Horse on the Bit Through Walk to Trot Transitions

To keep your horse on the bit I walk to trot transitions (or any transition, for that matter), first teach him the connecting aids in … [Read more...]

How To Ride Corners

No matter what level you’re doing, you have to ride corners. The general rule for riding corners is that you don’t have to go any … [Read more...]

How To Discourage Pulling

Does your horse yank you out of the saddle every few strides? If you find that happening in the walk and canter, first make sure … [Read more...]

What To Do When Adding Impulsion Creates Tension

Adding Impulsion Creates Tension

Often in our quest to develop the gaits, we add impulsion to the working trot and canter. This is a great goal, but with some horses, … [Read more...]

How To Supple The Poll

Here’s an exercise to supple your horse’s poll. Start in the halt on the rail so you can check that you're keeping your horse's body … [Read more...]

What Does It Look And Feel Like When Your Horse Is On The Bit?

When a horse is on the bit, here’s what he’ll look like: His entire outline from back to front looks round. His hind legs step … [Read more...]

How To Discourage Pulling

Does your horse yank you out of the saddle every few strides? If you find that happening in the walk and canter, first make sure … [Read more...]

Note from Jane – July 2015

Hi Guys! Hope you’re having a great summer! A lot of you have asked how Moshi is doing after his tendon surgery. He’s doing … [Read more...]

Collection and Extension

People are often confused about which comes first-extension or collection. In other words, is it better to extend your horse’s gaits … [Read more...]

Are You Sitting Straight?

Even if you're not a dressage rider, it's still important to sit straight and square in the saddle. Can you tell if you're collapsing … [Read more...]