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  1. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    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. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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 Queries & Discussions
    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. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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 Queries & Discussions
    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. General Riding queries
    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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