Dressage for the showjumping horse
Strive for controlled forward impulsion and straightness

Dressage for the showjumping horse

Text: Shari Michaelis While showjumping might seem like a ‘point and shoot’ discipline to some spectators, a good showjumping round requires much more from the horse than just clearing the…

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Shoulder-in

Shoulder-in is the mother of all lateral movements. It was described in detail by the Grand Master François Robichon de la Guérinière along with its enormous gymnastic benefits for the…

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HQ Issue 153 on shelf now!

HQ153 is our final issue for 2020, and we’re pretty happy to be seeing the back of this first year of the ‘20s. At the same time, we’ve learnt a…

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AskHQ: Swimming

Q: Will my horse benefit from swimming?  A: There are many benefits of swimming for horses. The key benefits obviously come in terms of fitness and rehabilitation. If the facilities…

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AskHQ: Stretch it out

Q: What is the best way to shorten my reins after allowing my horse to stretch? Asked by Kath Harrison A stretch is often a surprisingly difficult movement for a…

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AskHQ: Getting educated

Q: What is the best way to educate yourself if qualifications and formal training are out of your price range? If you don’t have the time, desire or money to…

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Back to Basics 3

Straighten up   Straightness is important for all horses – regardless of discipline – and something riders should work hard to establish, regardless of the horse’s age. Straightness promotes evenness and…

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