How do you stop the lower leg swinging?

Asked by Nicky Venter Keeping the lower leg still needs some riding without stirrups! Practise riding with no stirrups in your flatwork and make sure that your stirrups are the…

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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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When is a horse considered ‘on the bit?’
The frame in front should reflect the engagement and thoroughness from behind.

When is a horse considered ‘on the bit?’

[dropcap]R[/dropcap]iders in today’s age have lost sight of what it means for a horse to be ‘on the bit’. The expression has become associated with submission and obedience of the…

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