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2024/05: The Flying Change – Counter canter “8” in the dressage arena & picking up any lead on the long side

This months we are getting a step closer to the actual flying change. We focus once more on the counter canter and combine that with last month’s exercise of picking up whichever canter lead we want along the long or short side of the arena. Give yourself plenty of time to get this down! If...

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2024/05: The Flying Change – Pattern 1 to pattern 2 in hand with straightening in between to prepare for the flying change

In this exercise Rupert helps us understand how we can use the in hand work patterns 1 and 2 with a bit of a straight line in between to prepare us and the horse mentally for the flying change....

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2024/04: The Flying Change – In hand exercise to visualize the counter canter as a renvers

To really get the flying change you need to understand it and you need to understand the preparatory exercises for it. Join us this months to look at shoulders in to Renvers in hand as a preparation for the counter canter and flying change. Top Tip: try the exercise with a friend and see if...

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2024/04: The Flying Change – Getting started with picking up any lead anywhere

We are still in our series of working toward the flying change. Today I want to look at picking up a canter lead – the canter lead WE want – anywhere. Really important here is that you start to visualize what you want and that you start to get away from right or wrong lead...

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2024/03: The Flying Change – Establishing the Counter Canter

In this third part to approaching the flying change we are introducing the counter canter. If you have not gone through part 1 and 2 of our series on the counter canter. The counter canter is the spot to which a lot riders come but then are unable to balance the counter canter enough to...

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2024/02: Preparation for the Flying Change – Lightness in the rider: how to create it and what to look for

This is our second video on the flying change. Make sure to check the TAG “Flying Change” to get all videos that belong to this series. Here I am talking only about the riders seat. The flying change is for many of us so difficult, because we can mess it up so easily. The horse...

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2023/11: Leg Yield To Shoulders-In In Hand

Join Rupert for this month’s In Hand exercise and explore the transitions from Leg Yield to Shoulders in. Make sure like usual to have checked out the previous exercises of the month which are building up to this one. Like always comment below or reach out to us via Facebook or Whatsapp to let us...

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2023/11: Schooling Your Eye For The Lateral

I personally really like this module and I hope you will too. I think it will really help you get to the next level. I cover two things here. First I explain a bit better what I did in the summer with the 3 Lines exercise. I found out that some people don’t quite feel...

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2023/10: Approaches to the Leg Yield – Ridden Exercise of the month

Join me this month to look at approaches for the mounted leg yield. Please only do this ridden exercise if you have done Ruperts EOM October on unmounted approaches to the legyield as well as all the other prep exercises for the leg yield. That means, you have started the leg yield in hand, assisted...

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2023/10: Unmounted exercises for the Leg Yield – Unmounted Exercise of the Month

Join us today for a few ideas on how to approach the leg yield and how to really break it down on the ground without horse to then be ready to take it onto the horse and start to apply it while riding....

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2023/09 Ideas for Straightness

Join me this months to talk about some ideas on straightness. Straightness is a big subject and I will cover more in additional tutorials. This month I wanted to give you a few ideas on how to look for straightness. We have moved to a new location and have this extremely pretty and straight-lined arena...

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2023/09: Broomstick connection

With this Exercise of the Month Rupert is starting a set of tutorials on connection. This will include the outside and the inside rein. Depending who you ask the outside rein is either the rein on the inside of the bend or the rein away from the direction of travel. Here Rupert introducing “Spider Fingers”...

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2023/08: Lightness begins in the leg ??

It’s already August 2023! This month I want to explore a really dear subject for me! Lightness and the leg aid. I will create more exercises around the leg, but this month we don’t want to put too much emphasis about what the leg aids are but rather just put mindfulness and awareness into our...

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