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Check out the latest tips for training of horses and riders - all about horse training, rider coaching, dressage, equitation science and reseach and much more.
Equine Biomechanics (Part 3) – The Canter

Unlike walk and trot, canter is an asymmetrical gait. This has important implications for training of horses. Read on to learn about what you should consider based on equine biomechanics research.

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Equine Biomechanics (Part 2) – The Trot

How is trot different from walk from biomechanics perspective? Read on to learn more about the science behind how horses move.

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Equine Biomechanics (Part 1) – The Walk

Biomechanics is quite a buzzword but what does it really mean? Learn more about what biomechanics is, how it can be useful when it comes to horse training and explore the biomechanics of walk.

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Mastering the Canter Transition: Expert Tips and Exercises for Riders

A successful canter transition requires good balance, coordination and timing. In this article, you will find expert tips and useful exercise to help you master the canter transition and achieve a smooth departure into canter.

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Boots or bandages? Which leg protection should I choose for my horse?

A horse’s lower leg is particularly prone to injuries so no wonder there is a plethora of leg protection available on the market. But should we use boots or bandages? Should we use anything at all? Let’s look at the pros and cons.

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Getting started with lateral exercises in dressage: Leg yielding

One of the main aims of training horses is to increase their suppleness and athletic ability. Once horses can comfortably carry a rider, maintain their balance and start developing pushing power, we can start including lateral exercises in their training. Lateral movements are not just something ‘fancy’ that only ‘proper’ dressage riders do, they can be beneficial for horses of any level.

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Tight nosebands: Do equestrian sports have a welfare problem?

Noseband tightness on bridles is a much debated topic. How big a problem is it in the equestrian world? Let’s look at some evidence.

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Do we need to rethink our aids for shoulder-in?

Shoulder-in is probably one of the hardest dressage exercises for riders to get their head and body around. Should we sit more to the inside or outside? Does it matter at all? Let’s look at the evidence.

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Practical guide to Equine Gait Analysis [10 useful resources included]

Get insights into what movement asymmetry parameters are used for equine gait analysis assessment and understand why gait analysis is useful for evaluation of movement in horses.

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Equine movement asymmetry: What every horse owner should know

Most horses will be have a degree of movement asymmetry, just like humans. What do we look for when assessing movement asymmetry? And how can technology help? Read on!

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