Natasha gives advice for a young horse that shifts left at take-off.
Natasha answers a question about how “wrapping your leg around the horse” creates better contact with your horse in order to give clearer leg aids.
Natasha answers a question on bridling a young horse and the relation it has with their development.
The fundamental qualities I consider when selecting a horse. These factors are the basis of my framework for selecting investment horses purchased for resale and horses that I personally select to ride in the sport.
Bernie discusses how to use the common training tip "inside rein to outside leg" in conjunction with your other aids to get the most out of your horse.
Geoff Teall and Linda Allen explain why a horse may buck or play after a jump when leg is applied and share exercises to work through this common problem.
Julie Winkel shares her favorite exercises for getting a horse light and responsive to the leg and rein aids.
Linda Allen gives some insight into why a horse may feel differently on one canter lead than the other.
Julie Winkel and Verena Mahin share their favorite exercises to help a rider achieve a smoother and more connected sitting trot.
Verena Mahin shares three exercises to help keep your hands still at the posting trot.
Julie Winkel puts on her judges hat to shed some light on whether specific bits and martingales are judged differently in the hunter ring.
Stacia Madden shares the exercises and positions she has her students do to stop a horse from speeding up at the trot over poles on the ground.
Julie Winkel gives a member tips on how to stop standing on her toes when jumping.
Karen Healey gives insight on why horses get flat in the canter and tips on how to overcome this common issue.
Julie Winkel explains the importance of understanding why a young horse may freeze when another comes up behind him and ways to overcome this behavior.
Bernie helps clarify what "deep heels" means in riding and why they are important.
Linda Allen explains how to develop a "feel" for what your horse needs to work on when riding.
Julie Winkel discusses how long stallion traits may last after gelding and how to keep your horse safe.
Julie Winkel shares her thoughts on working without stirrups, including what exercises she likes and dislikes.
Karen shares her strategy for preparing her students for equitation finals.