Polework: Improving bend and suppleness

By Wiola Grabowska Polework is becoming increasingly popular probably because it brings together elements of directed focus and fun. Here is one of my favourite exercises that helps horse and rider develop better bend and suppleness. Set up:  you’ll need minimum of 6 poles set them up in a shape of an “S” letter the…

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…