Making a training schedule for your horse: tips and common mistakes

As a rider, you are the ‘personal trainer’ of your horse. However, to become a personal trainer, you’re required to follow an official education where you learn how to train someone in a sustainable way. But where do we riders learn this? Where do we learn what a good training schedule looks like? Which ways […]

A tip to check whether you’ve got the right connection

When do you have the right connection? Is that when your horse walks in a certain position? And how does that differ between a young horse and a horse that competes at the highest level? Rien van der Schaft has a very handy check that applies to both a young horse and a horse that […]

ANKY: my favorite items from the AW 20/21 collection

Anky: my favorite items from the AW 20/21 collection Two weeks ago a huge box of Anky Technical Casuals arrived at my doorstep… Partytime!!! The package was full of clothing that I’d selected a while ago. So it’s about time to tell you what my favorite items of this season are. Curious to find out […]

Tempo and transitions: 3 tips for more collection

If you want to work towards collection, changes of tempo and transitions are very useful exercises. But… only if you perform them well. Only then your horse gets better from it and will place more weight on the hindquarter. But when do you perform a ‘transition’ or a ‘change of tempo’ well? Before you’re going […]

The Circle of Energy: how, what and why?

A good connection, that’s what we all want… but how do we accomplish this? What if your horse wants to curl up or keeps taking over the tempo? Or gets tense when you try to ride him towards the hand? Rien explains it according to the Circle of Energy. What is meant with the Circle […]

Presteq. The most comfortable bridle for your horse?

Presteq. The most comfortable bridle for your horse? Today we’re having a look at the new Presteq Anatomical Bridle Faysport. It’s available in several stores now. Wayana has the bridle in black, but it’s also available in brown. What is so special about this Presteq bridle? Presteq broadly researched the anatomy of the horse’s head. […]

8 tips to warm up your horse in the right way

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A successful training session starts with warming up your horse in the right way. If you warm up well, your horse will be supple and respond actively to your aids. Besides, warming up correctly is crucial if you want to prevent injuries! But what’s the right way to warm up your horse? Maybe you find […]

Don’t forget to train for speed when you’re riding dressage

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Don‘t forget to train for speed when you’re riding dressage Training speed when you’re riding dressage? That might not be the first thing you would think about. Maybe you focus more on control and smoothness. So why would you train speed? A member of Morgan Lashley’s online training asked the same question during a live Q&A and […]

Can I figure out myself why my horse is lame?

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Can I figure out myself why my horse is lame? One of the members of Morgan Lashley’s online training wondered if she can do a lameness examination herself to figure out why her horse is lame. Morgan gave some insight in how she works as a veterinarian. Unfortunately not one horse is the same as the other. […]

Thé reason why you should never train your horse on an empty stomach

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The reason why you should never train your horse on an empty stomach Us humans can be influenced by starting the day on an empty stomach. But is this the same with horses? One of the members of Morgan Lashley’s online training wondered and Morgen let her experience speak. Horses have a very different gastrointestinal tract than […]