Natasha gives advice for a young horse that shifts left at take-off.
This post will show the following hand in a broken line with no (or minimal) dependence on the horse’s neck and a strong base of support.
If one chooses to master all releases, achieving the automatic release will require dedicated, disciplined practice.
We frequently see the short crest release in the jumper, equitation, and, sometimes, hunter divisions.
The medium crest release is more subtle than the long release and has a bit more of an appealing look.
The long release is described by the rider’s balance being on the neck with the rider’s knuckles pressed into the side or near the top of the crest.
The mane release is a technique we use to introduce the beginner rider to jumping.
Bernie demonstrates all releases and the significance of establishing independence of the arms from the body.
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.
How Bernie incorporates Dressage fundamentals in the training of Hunters and Jumpers
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.
To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, Bernie has put together a list of just some of his favorites over the years.
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.