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  1. English Riding
    My horse is terribly unresponsive to my aids and I'm running out of ideas. I ride him with spurs and sometimes a crop, but try not to use either excessively for fear of hurting him or making him spur dead. I try to change things up a lot when I ride, and we do different exercises and disciplines...
  2. Horse Training
    Hey, My new horse just will not listen to leg aids, if say he will drift off to the right and I put my right leg on, he will do nothing and not respond in anyway. Same goes with canter, I can't get him to canter left or right. Does anyone have any exersizes that I could do to make him responsive...
  3. Horse Health
    so i didnt see much difference in my horse after a calming supplement so i took him off of it and now over a week after taking him off hes hyper and just wants to do what he wants. i really dont wanna get oon him right now as he was barely focusing on me on the ground after 10 minutes of ground...
  4. English Riding
    i know its such a simple thing to learn but i get a little confused on how to do it, and unless im 100% sure i try to avoid it- however it would massively help improve my riding if i was able to do it properly:) could someone explain what the excact aids are ??:-P
  5. Dressage
    OK I know it is a basic principle, but I have to ask because I am confused. When transitioning from a trot to a walk, I pretty much just sit from posting with a bit of a half halt and my horse will slow down. Is there a more correct way of doing this? As for canter to trot or walk, I am more...
  6. Horse Training
    Hey everyone! I have a 7 yr old solid paint mare who I'm currently re-training. Her previous owners never professionally trained her or really trained her at all. They just jumped on her back bareback and rode her with a halter. She lunges well and listens well under saddle at a walk, but...
  7. English Riding
    I've been doing more "advanced" movements recently, shoulder in, shoulder out, leg yeilds, ect. in the trot. I've found that when i put my leg behind the girth to control ( for lack of a better word ) the hind end, my horse thinks i am giving him the canter aid & speeds up or attempts to canter...
  8. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    how do you explain it simply to a new rider? and then more involved for the more experienced ones? what is so different about the aids in the different paces? all your thought and experience please
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