Rider’s Question: What length of reins should I ride with and how to develop the right feel for it

By Wiola Grabowska Rider Question: “[…]thanks for my videos. Can we have a chat about rein length at some point […] They just always look so much longer than they feel on Gilly and look awful to me! I feel like it’s something I have the wrong feel for and need to fix.[…]” Video feedback…

The dreaded rising trot without stirrups – why do it and how it can help you with your riding skills

By Wiola Grabowska Rider: Mairi M. Horse: Boo Most riders I know and teach wouldn’t describe rising trot without stirrups as their favourite seat development exercise but I do rate it and use it as often as possible. Here’s why: It’s one of a very few exercises that relatively quickly change a “busy” rider into…

Integrative Movement Series: Thoughts & Suggestions for No Stirrups November

Great read from Kathlyn Hossack below. I use no stirrups work throughout the year so all my riders, from children to adults are used to this form of training. I use the No Stirrups November as a fun initiative to delve deeper into balance, seat awareness and to push the riders that little bit more.…