Draw Reins

A horse can have the correct position with his head and neck, i.e., stretching out from the withers in a crescent shape with the poll at the highest point, but if his nose is behind a vertical line dropped down from his forehead, then he is considered to be ‘behind-the­bit.’

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Flying Lead Changes

Flying changes are, in reality, canter departs ‘in the air’ performed when the horse is in suspension with all four feet off the ground; asked for and executed in a fraction of a second…

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The Position of the Rider

What is the proper position and how do we obtain it? Before we get into the specifics of the rider’s position, let it be said that because of each person’s physical build and possibly because of the construction of the saddle that one rides, not everyone will be able to achieve the position described in this article…

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