July 21, 2016

LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced

In my opinion, and certainly from my own experience, one of the most effective ways to improve seat and leg position is to include a “no stirrups workout” in your training routine. Depending on your level of fitness, I would recommend spe...

July 2, 2016

I decided to write a brief review about my riding helmet because I love it and I would like to answer all those students who have been asking me for more details about it, like brand, price, and where they can be purchased.

I wear a helmet from “International Riding Hel...

June 26, 2016

Level: Intermediate/Advance.

I love this design because it is versatile and provides a “2-in-1” training package. It allows you to concentrate your exercise in two different skill areas, gymnastics over grids and working on your horse’s balance and control.

1). Grid work...

June 24, 2016

  1. Exercise: 2 points seat - trotting over poles. Then, trotting over poles plus jumping cross in one direction. Then, opposite direction. Crossed have to be removed and put it back again accordingly.

  2. Exercise: Jumping a vertical, with placing pole and catering a...

June 19, 2016

Level: Advance Riders.

If you would like to succeed ‘against the clock’, your horse should be taught to jump on an angle. Although the increasing speed the horse still needs to learn to take off correctly.

The exercise below is particularly designed to teach the horse th...

June 17, 2016

Jump Off: 5, 1, 7, 8a - 8b, 9.

Line measurements could vary depending on the level of the riders, height of the jumps, size of horses and measures of the arena. For instance, if there are ponies within the class all related distances need to be adjusted....

June 6, 2016

One Placing pole, then 3 metres to a cross, then another 7 meters to an oxer as shown below:

This is a good exercise for green horses. Distances between poles may vary depending on the horse natural stride. It should be built progressively along the training. For instan...

June 5, 2016

 

The following measurements for a free jump are good enough to set basic jumping exercises for green horses and still work well with only one person inside the free jump. Although, it could be necessary to have two people assisting in moving the horse around until it l...

June 5, 2016

I love using gymnastics as it improves a horse’s jumping technique and is good fun for training. Grids and jumping exercises help considerably to develop the right muscles and balance in a horse.

During the week in the arena, I like to have a grid available to jump, as...

June 3, 2016

This is where I want to share my love of horses and show jumping background with other passionate riders. I hope to come up with insights and inspiration for those who love horses as much as I do, and are keen on becoming better riders.

 

Over time, this blog will cover...

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