So you might have read the last post I wrote about the necessary skills for learning how to canter but still feel unsure. Here are some other things to try to help you prepare! Talk To Your Trainer Let your trainer know how you are feeling. If there is something specific you are concerned about, … Continue reading 26. Still Not Sure If You Are Ready To Canter?
Take a look at this list. If you can check yes to most of these than I would say that you are about ready to start learning how to canter! Skills Riders Need In Order To Canter Safely Good Basic Position: Straight line from shoulder to hip to heel. Deep Seat: Ability to sit deep … Continue reading 25. Are You Ready To Canter?
Yesterday I talked about the importance of relaxation in riding. We talked about the reasons why it is important to relax on horseback, but not the “how to” relax on horse todays mission. First, You Need To Identify Why You Are Tense An important part of being able to relax is figuring out why you … Continue reading 24. Relaxation (Part 2)
Being able to be relaxed on horseback is an important skill for all riders to learn. It comes easier to some of us than it does others. That is okay though, relaxing on a horse is a skill that can be worked on and improved with time. First Things First! Leave all your negativity away … Continue reading 23. Relaxation (Part 1)
Another Great Skill That Will Help With Cantering Riding in two-point position is another great way to tighten up your lower leg and improve your core strength. All things that will make you more prepared for cantering. Also, if you ever hope to jump, the two-point position is the position that you need to learn … Continue reading 22.Boot Camp Riders-Riding in Two-Point
I just realized that I have not written anything to my boot camp riders in a while! This is a check in type post to make sure you are focusing on the right things so that you will be ready for learning the next to important lessons. What are the next two important lessons? Riding … Continue reading 21.Boot Camp Rider Check-In!
Here Are The Pop Quiz Answers! Here is the follow up to the pop quiz post – the answers! Hopefully, you got most of them right. If not remember, it’s no big deal, horsemanship is a journey and you will never stop learning! 1. What Side Do You Get On The Horse From? We always … Continue reading 20. Boot Camp Pop Quiz Answers
Riding At The Walk 1. We should always mount our horse from which side? a) Leftb) Rightc) It doesn’t matter 2. The first thing you should do when about to mount is what? a) Get a hold of your reinsb) Put your foot in the stirrupc) Check your girthd) All of the above 3. How … Continue reading 19. Pop Quiz-New Returning Rider/Bootcamp
My blog partner, who is also one of my students, asked me for some help with goal setting. She is riding a different horse now. The horse she is riding now is a more experienced school horse, rather than a sensitive thoroughbred mare. When she rides this horse, the focus can be on her as … Continue reading 18. Riding Goals Worksheet
Introduction We have covered a lot about trotting in these last few posts! One thing we have not yet gone into detail about is posting. Learning to post is a big part of learning how to trot. It comes easily to some, and a little harder for others. Once you get the hang of it … Continue reading 17. Trotting Continued- Posting