Nervous rider? How you can become a more confident, calm and positive rider

2021-02-11T16:15:43+00:00

Nervous rider? How you can become a more confident, calm and positive rider Are you a horse rider who is struggling with a lack of confidence, anxiety or nerves in your riding? If the answer is yes then it is safe to say you are not on your own. Many horse riders suffer from a lack of confidence, anxiety of nerves. It doesn’t matter whether you are a seasoned professional, a complete beginner or somewhere vaguely in the middle at one time or another you may find your confidence dips. This can be extremely frustrating if in the past [...]

Nervous rider? How you can become a more confident, calm and positive rider2021-02-11T16:15:43+00:00

How To Be Confident When Riding a New Horse

2021-02-22T11:44:52+00:00

How to be confident when riding a new horse Riding a new horse can be pretty daunting. Many of us have ridden the same horse/s for years and the prospect of the unknown can affect our confidence levels (even if we would usually consider ourselves quite confident riders). It’s completely understandable to feel this way and isn’t uncommon for us to feel a bit nervous getting on a new horse. There are also a few key reasons why we may be in the situation of having to get on a new horse which can include; New horse at a [...]

How To Be Confident When Riding a New Horse2021-02-22T11:44:52+00:00

How to get over your fear of cantering

2021-02-14T12:35:32+00:00

How to overcome a fear of cantering your horse For some riders cantering their horse can be pretty nerve-wracking. It can cause much stress and anxiety at just the thought of your horse changing pace from a trot to a canter. This mindset can be frustrating for riders and can often hold them back from achieving their true potential and progressing. So, why do some riders struggle with cantering? There are a few key reasons why some riders may struggle with cantering. This is usually a combination of ability and mindset. Some of the most common reasons for struggling [...]

How to get over your fear of cantering2021-02-14T12:35:32+00:00

How to deal with a spooky horse when schooling in an arena

2021-02-08T08:17:04+00:00

How to deal with a spooky horse when schooling in an arena When a horse spooks it is fair to say that is not a fun experience for most riders. It can catch you completely off guard at the best of times and leave you feeling rather vulnerable in the saddle. This is particularly true if this type of behaviour leaves you feeling nervous or anxious. Most horses will spook at one time or another whether that be a small shy away from something or a big showy song and dance. All horses react differently when spooking and this [...]

How to deal with a spooky horse when schooling in an arena2021-02-08T08:17:04+00:00

Ways to remember your dressage tests

2021-01-22T07:45:10+00:00

12 ways to remember your dressage test Preparing for a dressage test can be tricky, particularly if you are having trouble remembering your test. This is a very common issue and I can assure you that you are not on your own with this scenario. Many riders find it very difficult to remember their tests, after all, there are only so many hours in the day you can physically ride and practice your test on horseback right? So, what else can I do to help me remember my test? Check out these great tips below! Most of them you [...]

Ways to remember your dressage tests2021-01-22T07:45:10+00:00

What to do if you’re scared to jump your horse

2021-01-22T08:16:22+00:00

What to do if you’re scared to jump your horse Jumping your horse can be exhilarating and loads of fun however many riders are scared to jump their horses. It is more common than you may think and even the most competent of riders can often be nervous about leaving the ground. Navigating jumps adds a physical element into the mix which does not always sit right with some riders and can cause fear and anxiety at just the thought of it. A scared or nervous rider does not always bring out the best in their horse and can [...]

What to do if you’re scared to jump your horse2021-01-22T08:16:22+00:00

Why every horse owner needs to know the basics of horse management and care

2021-01-22T08:04:19+00:00

Why every horse owner needs to know the basics of horse management and care There’s no doubt about it, owning a horse is a major responsibility and their care and management are ultimately in your hands at all times. Horses can be complicated and it is true to say that every day is a learning day when you have a horse in your care! Even the most experienced of horse owners can learn something new and expand their knowledge. We will never be in a situation where any single horse owner ‘knows it all’.  Although we will never be [...]

Why every horse owner needs to know the basics of horse management and care2021-01-22T08:04:19+00:00

How to overcome competition nerves when riding your horse

2021-01-07T11:35:44+00:00

How to overcome competition nerves when riding your horse Many riders struggle with competition nerves, whether they are just starting out or are experienced competitors. You may attend competitions and compare yourself to other riders competing who look cool, calm, and collected but often what you see on the surface is not necessarily the true picture. Competition nerves can be debilitating, at best prevent riders from achieving peak performance, and at worst end in falls or eliminations. It can be so frustrating when you are able to feel so relaxed and comfortable riding in the comfort of [...]

How to overcome competition nerves when riding your horse2021-01-07T11:35:44+00:00

8 Top Tips for Nervous Horse Riders

2021-01-07T11:38:27+00:00

8 Top Tips for Nervous Horse Riders Every rider feels nervous from time to time. It is all part and parcel of taking part in a sport where your partner just happens to be 10 times your size, with an unpredictable mind of their own. Most non-horsey people think we are mad and there have been certain odd occasions where I have questioned the reality of riding myself. Our nerves can kick in at any given time which is especially true when stretching out of our comfort zone.  Feeling nervous occasionally is no bad thing since it [...]

8 Top Tips for Nervous Horse Riders2021-01-07T11:38:27+00:00

7 Stretches You Can Do On Your Horse To Improve Your Riding Position

2020-12-17T13:50:13+00:00

Stretching whilst in the saddle can be highly beneficial for horse riders. It can help to improve suppleness, flexibility, and balance ensuring you have the ability to ride in harmony with your horse and be as one. Stretching whilst in the saddle is just as important as stretching out of the saddle and taking part in both can be a good combination. Pelvic and hip flexibility is particularly important for horse riders and is a crucial part of effective riding. Other areas of the body such as the shoulders and back can also benefit from regular stretching whilst in the [...]

7 Stretches You Can Do On Your Horse To Improve Your Riding Position2020-12-17T13:50:13+00:00
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