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So You Want to Improve Your Sitting Trot? Try this :) [plus voucher for Aspire blog readers]

So you want to improve your sitting trot?

Perhaps there is another pesky seat issue you just can’t seem to get right? Maybe you have a young horse or one with sensitive back and you would like to improve your balance and technique?

Check out our seat bootcamp sessions offer below! Come by yourself or get together with a small group of friends from the yard and boost your riding this summer All levels and ages (11+) welcome. These sessions are fun, educational and often enlightening and are suitable to improve your seat for dressage, jumping and just-for-pleasure riding (hacking, schooling at home etc).

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All Aspire NewsBook readers who would like to purchase the session(s) please mention “Aspire NewsBook Special Offer” when booking to claim £5 OFF the total fee per person. 

If you are not familiar with how the sessions might look like, please read more about mechanical horse training on HERE or have a look at the couple of videos below:

 

Anyone welcome 🙂

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

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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 Friday. I videoed small part of the course (from fence number 3 to number 4) which I thought was an interesting one: it tested pretty much every skill a show-jumper must have as well as showed technique of each rider rather well.

I personally appreciated the skillful, no pulling approaches showed by several riders, dynamic and fast yet not hectic or rushed..
I hope you enjoy the footage 🙂
Wiola

Video: showing riders’ technique and approach choices over jumps 3 & 4 at CSI3* Land Rover Speed Stakes — Table A, Art 238.2.1. Royal Windsor Horse Show, 16th May 2014. Class winner: Abdullah Al-Sharbatly on Andrea. Saudi Arabia.

The magic of a virtual training programme

Seeing I have a lovely winner of the Hay-Net competition starting her virtual coaching with Aspire I thought it is only fair that we chat about the magic of online training today 🙂

There is a gentle buzz about with regards to online coaching/training and not without a valid reason. Apart from obvious benefits of being able to have lessons from virtually anywhere in the world whether you have a fancy lorry to travel with your horse or not, there are many more deceptively small pluses…

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TWO GREAT TOOLS THAT MAKE ASPIRE VIRTUAL COACHING WORK: SIMPLE CAMCORDER AND OFF-HORSE BALANCE & AWARENESS ROUTINE

As I sit here analysing videos from a client from Scotland, I would like to share with you my experiences with virtual coaching from the provider point of view. I would like to chat about what it looks like for an instructor to run a virtual coaching programme like Aspire E-Academy.

The Less Known Benefits of Virtual Coaching

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