Case Study: Re-educating rising trot

By Wiola Grabowska A solid, correct biomechanics of a rising trot is probably the simplest way of encouraging the horse’s seeking reflexes and as a result, the elusive roudness over the back. For all grassroots riders I teach, there is no escape from this and although I don’t tend to drill mechanically into a “perfect…

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…

Grooming for a Show Rider at Royal Windsor Horse Show

By Aisha H. Lama Grooming at events has always been the most exciting part of my equine career. So how could I turn down the opportunity to groom at one of the most prestigious and diverse horse shows in the world? I’m of course talking about the Royal Windsor Horse Show. I have been doing…