Shoulder-in is the father of all the advanced lateral exercises. What I mean by advanced lateral exercises are exercises like … [Read more...]

How To Loosen 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 … [Read more...]

Breathe Your Way to Relaxation

One of the many reasons deep breathing helps you to relax is that it allows you to move from a Beta state to Alpha state. When I … [Read more...]

Put Your Horse On The Bit

To put your horse on the bit, use what I call the “connecting aids”. The “connecting aids” are a combination of three ingredients … [Read more...]

2 Simple Tips To Help You Stay on a Bucking Horse

The most important thing to know when you find yourself riding a horse with a sudden desire to kick his heels up is that there are two … [Read more...]

How To Help The Horse That “Rolls Over” The Bit

If your horse gets too far behind the vertical, he ends up in a position that I call “rolled over the bit”. In that position, he … [Read more...]

See Training Challenges as Opportunities

Sometimes you might feel overwhelmed or frustrated when you’re struggling to develop a particular skill or teaching your horse a new … [Read more...]

How Do I Get My Horse To “Go”?

When teaching your horse to “go”, focus on two aspects of “thinking forward.” 1. Taking responsibility for his own energy 2. … [Read more...]

The Language Of Goal-Setting

When setting goals, it’s really important that your language is very precise. Three of the most common mistakes that people make … [Read more...]

Ride From Half Halt To Half Halt

The secret to riding your dressage horse like a professional is to ride from half halt to half halt rather than from movement to … [Read more...]