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Do you find that your horse often feels like he is bracing against you, rather than working with you? Does he struggle on one side more than the other?
Exercises for a Young Horse
Supporting yourself in the saddle is an important part of riding. However its not all
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Put an End to the Tug-o-War (part 1)
Improving Your Dressage Scores
Credit: © Amy K. Dragoo Boots can help protect your horse's legs from occupational
Good rider balance is important for you to be in true harmony with your horse. Modern Master Jean Bemelmans explains: “First of all I have to control myself ...
My correction worked—my horse is perfectly centered over the X as he leaves the
Stretchy time again: “Common sense tells us that if something needs to be supple, it can't be in the same position all the time. Stretch the horse…
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Physical Therapy for Stifle Problems in Horses
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Massage Therapy for the Equine Athlete to Achieve Peak Performance and Gain a Competitive Edge
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How can cavaletti work improve your dressage horse? The answer is simple: Pole and cavaletti training fosters suppleness, rhythm, increased concentration ...
Want to improve your horse's bascule? My series of three progressive over-fences exercises
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THE top two images illustrate a very weak individual; the bottom two are the same horse just 6 weeks later, and this despite the horse being on box rest due ...
Completing the final tight single stride has further compressed his body like a slinky toy,
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... quite politely, that he might be a little too much horse for her. I had to tell Deeds at one point, “This is no way to get yourself adopted!
I established an active canter into the compressed two-stride oxer-to-oxer
Stifle Injuries in Horses
Health Issues for Older Horses
Find Inner Peace for Yourself & Your Horse
Managing the Creaky Performance Horse
... quite politely, that he might be a little too much horse for her. I had to tell Deeds at one point, “This is no way to get yourself adopted!
“Some like Podhajsky would say, take the flying change with the inside leg – that is fine, like I said I can make the horse change by tickling its ear – in ...
While my horse's knees aren't the best over this tiny vertical, look at
... if the neck is not nodding outwards, the horse cannot be supple in its back. Nod outwards – if they nod inwards it shows they are tight in their back.”
... “The main thing is to leave the arena relaxed, you can only finish when the horse is relaxed, if it is tense, then keep going until they will relax .”
As these exercises gradually improve the horse's balance, he will start to appear more poised. The contact with the bit will become soft and consistent, ...
Free Your Dressage Horse's Shoulders
Horse Health Issues
For dressage training to be correct and beneficial to the horse it must involve controlled gymnastics to strengthen the horse's muscles gradually, ...
I'd like to introduce Perry, a horse I've known for many, many years. Born in 1986, by 2002 Perry was a successful Eventer, competing on the Affiliated ...
One of Andrea's students on her mare, Stella, demonstrating a good example of a proper western horse topline.
I absolutely believe that round pen work has a valuable place in every horse's training life. Much of the value comes from body alignment.
... quite politely, that he might be a little too much horse for her. I had to tell Deeds at one point, “This is no way to get yourself adopted!
I allow the gelding to reach through the first of the two strides before the second
See how his body has an upward trajectory at this final element? That's the building
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An Oklahoma State University instructor teaches the basics of equine massage at the 2016 AQHA International Horsemanship Camp in England.
During every session the rider will have to work through this in the warm up until the horse is straight and on the aids, working over the back into an even ...
Lunging for You and Your Horse
Muscle Strain and Soreness in Horses
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Horse Shelters Benefit Horse Health
An Easy, Effective Hip Flexor Stretch You Can Do Anywhere - Fitness, hips,
TOP: Trotting into the 'V' presented no problem for the four-year-old Holsteiner Damon by Damon Hill; BOTTOM: Two supporting poles make the approach onto ...
Equine Acupuncture: Is It For Your Horse?
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First, I assess the horse, including for muscle spasm around the hyoid bone.
How Do I Encourage My Andalusian to Stretch?
Horse Rope Training Halter - 4 Knot From 1/4" Stiff Polyester Halter Cord
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High, narrow “knife blade” withers cause saddle-fit problems, especially when
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How Equine Bones Mend
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Horse Massage: Releasing the Horse's Poll Using Head-Down Technique using the Masterson Method® - YouTube
Managing the Creaky Performance Horse
Balance training allows you to better 'feel' what your horse is doing under you and also more accurately assess where you are in relation to your horse, ...
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Feeding for weight gain
Try asking for the leg that is trailing behind to step forward a little. With time and patience you can start to influence the way your horse stand ...
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True Red happily models while Catherine shows different areas to massage your horse. Checking the TMJ - When did you last have your equine dentist check ...
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Tight hip flexors can limit your range of motion and prevent you from mastering even the
When the saddle pad lies tight over the withers, it can cause rubs and sores
Contact should be thought of as a tool for sculpting the horse's body and guiding the horse. You can use the rein contact to gauge the asymmetry of your ...
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Our hips have a major influence on the way we ride and the way our horse goes. Tight hips are a major cause of us bouncing in the saddle at a sitting ...
5 Common Sport Horse Injuries
From sickness to health
By stretching the overactive muscles, it will help them relax and result in a reduction in the pain between the shoulder blade.
Controlling this condition is easiest when identified quickly and changes in management used as well as medical therapy.
My Horse Training Secret Revealed
Dr. Stephanie Valberg explains how five major advancements in veterinary technology have helped her and others learn more about and discover new equine ...
A horse with a parrot mouth.
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Assess, Help Your Horse's Health While Grooming
What to do for a horse with choke
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