AskHQ: Filler fear

Q: My horse is generally very forward-going and happy to jump. However, the second you introduce any type of filler she is a nervous wreck. How can I help her…

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AskHQ: Dogleg

Q: How do you jump a dogleg? A: A dogleg is a curved line from one fence to another to test your control and reactions. They are particularly challenging when…

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Read more about the article Tricky transitions
Concentrate on keeping the horse uphill before any upward or downward transition

Tricky transitions

[dropcap]U[/dropcap]nless you’re a competitive dressage rider, riding perfect transitions are probably not top of mind. It may not seem like such a big deal if your horse is slightly delayed…

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Fit to ride

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of the most irritating things that riders hear is, “You just sit there and the horse does all the hard work.” We may not climb off our horses dripping…

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Read more about the article The benefit of riding out
Riding out has several mental and physical advantages that are needed for a working horse's health

The benefit of riding out

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he saying, “A change is as good as a holiday,” is very relevant to the way we work our horses. Including regular outrides in the training schedule provides a mental…

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Read more about the article Tackling water complexes with confidence
Is your horse ready to take the plunge?

Tackling water complexes with confidence

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ave you ever wondered why some horses fear water? Eventers and some showjumpers can have a hard time convincing their horses to go through water complexes or over water jumps.…

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Read more about the article Equine career: furthering your education and qualifications
KNHS offers anything you're looking for, whether it's a career as a trainer or higher level riding

Equine career: furthering your education and qualifications

The Dutch equestrian sport is known for its expertise. Dutch riders, carriage drivers, breeders, trainers and horses are dominating the world stage. Over the years, the Dutch have gained the knowledge…

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Read more about the article Arena surface construction and maintenance
Can arena surface affect the biomechanics of your horse's legs?

Arena surface construction and maintenance

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]rofessionals are all choosing to install or only work over synthetic mix surfaces – but do these arenas actually make a difference to the horse and your schooling? This month,…

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