Julie Winkel explains how a rider’s position affects the horse’s jump and where you should be at the five phases of the jump-approach: takeoff, flight, landing, and departure.
Julie Winkel shares exercises to engage a horse's hindquarters and strengthen their back.
Rob Gage shares his exercise for teaching horses to do a solid one-piece flying change.
Linda Allen shares her insight on how a horse’s jumping form can cause muscle soreness.
Linda Allen shares her insight as to why a horse might shake its head on an approach to a jump and how to fix this issue.
Julie Winkel explains the difference between the Maclay, USEF Medal, Talent Search, and more equitation finals.
Linda Allen shares her philosophy on how to train a green thoroughbred who gets unbalanced and hot when cantering, especially when poles and jumps are introduced.
Rob Gage shares bit suggestions and exercises to encourage a horse to stretch their head down.
Geoff Teall gives a member exercises on the flat to help her horse, who is naturally uphill, to carry his frame lower.
Bernie gives a member advice to help her Thoroughbred who has a quirky mouth and gets hot as soon as she adds rails or jumps to their ride.
Julie Winkel discusses why a horse may lean, pull, and root on the reins. In this post, we will learn how to combat these common issues.
Jim Wofford gives a member exercises on the flat to get her horse to stop falling to the left with his shoulder.
Julie Winkel gives a member tips on how to keep short reins without pulling on her horse's mouth.
Olivia Loiacono shares tips on how to stay busy in the off-season.
Rob Gage talks about finding and fixing your distance to arrive at the best takeoff spot.
Linda Allen advises a member on how she can acquire the "tools" she needs to set her horse up to handle anything a course might ask.
Julie Winkel puts on her judge's hat to explain what seat is best in an equitation class when asked to show a lengthened canter.
Geoff Teall gives a member tips to get her horse, who had a big spook, to jump confidently from any distance.
Linda Allen explains the reasons why green horses and trained horses may have too much "hang time" over a fence and gives us some tips to fix it.
Verena Mahin talks about what makes good hands, and the role position and contact play in achieving true contact.