Horse Bio-mechanics & Horse/Rider Balance

Bio-mechanics entails looking at the natural structure of the body in order to better understand how it should ideally function.

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Change is Hard on the Brain

When I work with riders one of the trickiest parts of making improvements is that the changes don’t always feel right at first.

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Positive vs. Negative Horse Engagement

Engagement simply means that the horse’s hindquarters have become activated and all the power, speed and agility mother nature intended for the horse is now available

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Are you Riding for Fashion or Soundness?

There is sometimes a huge difference in riding positions between what is fashionable and what is bio-mechanically sound. The reality is that balance is balance is balance.

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Riding a Horse with Collection

Many riders think of collection only as a frame that is created by manipulating the head and neck into an arched position

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Riding a Horse is Like Riding a Bicycle

Riding a horse is like riding a bicycle when it comes to balance.

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The Thinking Rider

What characteristics does this responsible rider display?

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Quote Of The Day

Total abstinence is so excellent a thing that it cannot be carried to too great an extent. In my passion for it I even carry it so far as to totally abstain from total abstinence itself.
~Mark Twain