Does your horse drink or urinate too much? These are the possible causes

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Does your horse drink or urinate too much? These are the possible causes Maybe you’ve noticed that your horse’s stable is a lot wetter than usual or do you feel like your horse is drinking a lot. What could cause this? This question was asked by a member of Morgan Lashley’s online training during a live Q&A […]

Is one thick leg also called stocking up?

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Is one thick leg also called stocking up? Morgan gives the answer Most of us are familiar with the term ‘stocking up’, where fluid builds inside the horse’s leg after a night of (almost) not moving. But what if only one of your horse’s legs is thicker than the other. It isn’t very swollen or […]

Riding from back to front with a loose rein, is that possible?

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Riding from back to front with a loose rein, is that possible? There are a lot of different ways in which you can ride your horse from back to front. But they all have got one thing in common: a correct connection. But can you also ride a horse from back to front when you […]

From collected walk to collected trot: Rien van der Schaft gives advice

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From collected walk to collected trot: Rien van der Schaft gives advice Going from collected walk to collected trot might sound easier said than done. Maybe your horse keeps going into canter or does he only make his movement bigger instead of more collected. So how can you correctly go into a collected trot? A […]

Create more impulsion within your horse using these tips

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Did your protocol ever say ‘more impulsion’? It might be difficult to get more impulsion within your horse without rushing him forward. But you also want to keep the relaxation. Where do you draw the line and how do you create more impulsion? A member of Rien van der Schaft’s online training asked us that question during […]

What to do when your horse keeps spooking in that one corner

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What do you do when your horse keeps spooking in that one corner Ugly judges, scary potplants, strange sand and unexpected sunrays. We all have experience with spooking horses that won’t go past something scary. But what can you do best when your horse keeps spooking in that one scary corner? A member of Rien van […]

Does your horse drag his legs while backing up? Rien van der Schaft gives advice!

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Does your horse drag his legs while backing up? Rien van der Schaft gives advice! Isn’t your horse active while backing up? Doesn’t he lift his legs or does he make a little ditch? During a live Q&A of Rien van der Schaft’s online training a member asked about this problem. Rien gave the following advice: When […]

How do you ride an asymmetrical horse?

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We all want to ride a correct moving, straightened horse. But what can you do when your horse is still asymmetrical? A member of Rien van der Schaft’s online training asked him during a live Q&A how she could best ride an asymmetrical horse. Rien van der Schaft gave her the following advice. Every horse is asymmetrical, […]

Always ride your horse deep into the corner? Wrong!

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Ride your corners! Don’t cut the corner! Ride deep into the corner! We’ve all heard these phrases. At least I have and I’m sure you have as well. I mean, we have to ride deep into the corner, right? Or not? A member of Rien van der Schaft’s online program asked us how deep she should ride […]

When do you have too much pressure on the bit?

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When do you have too much pressure on the bit? Rien van der Schaft explains You don’t want to have too much pressure on the bit, but what is too much pressure? Can you express that in so many pounds or kilograms? A member of Rien van der Schaft’s online program asked us this question during a […]