A few notes and reflections from the training day with Luca Moneta Horsemanship

By Wiola Grabowska It seems to me that the most difficult clinics, demos or forums to find are those that explore training methods which can produce a sports horse without traditional systems of dominance, submission and fear training. It is one thing to train a well mannered happy hacker/typical pleasure horse with non-bullying methods, another…

Gridwork: “Staircase” exercise

By Wiola Grabowska Riders: Caitlin Thorpe on Nugget Sofija Dubianskaja on Jack Who for Really good exercise for both young/inexperienced and older, more experienced horses as well as riders learning to jump. Benefits for the horse improves athleticism & reaction time encourages the flexion and “tucking in” of the pelvis to produce a better bascule…

Top Tip: How to teach your horse to jump air

Jumping air is a great skill to acquire by any horse as it eventually allows riders to practice without having to spend money on jump equipment. It can be done anywhere and horses can be taught to jump both verticals and oxers as well as courses of jumps with combinations and lines as long as…

Show Jumping: Comparison of technique of riders over jumps 3 & 4 (vertical, roll back to vertical)

The horse shows certainly come with plenty of entertainment values but they are also a fabulous way to educate one’s eye, analyse different ways of riding and training horses, appreciate certain techniques and discard others. Below is a short footage of all the riders who took part in Speed Stakes class at Royal Windsor on…

Video Day Saturday: Dr. Deb Bennett about physical and deep straightening (lessons from Woody)

The below videos show recorded lectures, workshops¬†and ridden training during USEF 2013 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session. All videos included in the Training Session are interesting to watch and many curious riders and instructors should find in them something for themselves. I am posting these videos on here because I strongly believe in learning…