Why the lumbar spine is so important for the rider
The importance of lower leg position and how to improve it.
Why you need eyes on the ground when you are training, on and off the horse.
I’m not quite sure what is going on with the above picture of Lizzie as she looks like she has no neck development whatsoever and resembles more of a yak than a dressage horse in training….we had just come back from a quick whiz on the moor so possibly she was a little tired? Anyway,Continue reading “Saddle update”
Make sure your saddle isn’t contributing to your problems
Ok, so The photo at the top is of Baz, demonstrating how to wear both Kinesiotape (K Tape) and TheraBand to increase the intensity and specificity of his training. But we humans can also use all manner of different equipment to modify how our bodies work during training sessions. I will be covering several differentContinue reading “Using equipment to enhance your off-horse training”
The importance of the shoulder in the rider’s contact
Put a positive spin on setbacks you might have with your horse
Being self-analytical is hard. I don’t have a ‘proper’ school at home, and rarely have anyone observing me working either. So if I get the chance to work with mirrors, or have photos/filming done then I jump at the chance. A friend of my Mum’s – Della – lives about 30 mins away and sheContinue reading “Time for some self analysis”
We all get quite hooked on symmetry when it comes to riding, both for ourselves and horses. Rightly so, as it is obvious even if you have never experienced major asymmetry – or possibly if you are in denial which let’s face it most of us are to a degree – that symmetry makes lifeContinue reading “Symmetry challenges”