AskHQ: Weight aids

Q: What are the weight aids? My instructor often asks me to use my weight as an aid, and I am unsure exactly what this means. I feel very unbalanced…

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Leg low-down: Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a serious condition that is caused by infection of the limb by bacteria. Often the cause of the infection cannot be found, but it is commonly thought to…

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Leg low-down: What is a windgall?

Windgalls occur when the tendon sheath (non-articular windgall) or joint capsule (articular windgall) fills with fluid in the fetlock region. The swellings commonly occur in both limbs, and the swelling…

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Read more about the article How can you teach a horse to be more reactive to the aids?
Train your horse to go forward from your leg and to slow down from the reins and seat

How can you teach a horse to be more reactive to the aids?

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he principle of action is reaction. Horses naturally yield away from pressure. It is very helpful to teach the horse to move away from pressure, like in the washing place…

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