Snippets from the 11th International Society for Equitation Science Conference

Average rein tension is 34-45% greater in a rider’s dominant vs nondominant hand. -Jenni Douglas #ISES2015 — Alexandra Beckstett (@TH_ABeckstett) August 6, 2015   McLean’s 1st new training principle: avoid and dissociate flight responses! #ISES #ISES2015 #ISES2015Vancouver, #equitationscience — Equitation Science (@equitationscien) August 6, 2015 McLean’s 2nd new training principle: demonstrate minimum levels of arousal…

The Heels Down Conundrum

Great post worth reading! Pain is not a life sentence. From they day we start riding we were told to get our heels down as far as we can. Keeping the heels down and the toes up is a common thing to want to instil into a new rider, mainly for safety reasons. Us riders spend…