In Hand Work

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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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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2023/10: 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: 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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2023/06: Monkey Collaborations

Rupert’s exercise of the month explores the importance of communication and collaboration between people working with a horse. Training a horse in a vacuum without help of others might not be impossible for advanced riders and trainers, but if you start searching and looking for who has ever trained a horse all by themselves without...

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2023/05: Bomb-proofing Tarpaulin

Exercise of the Month – In hand This months we are seemingly going a step back for our Exercise of the Month – In hand. Rupert is this month starting to work with Helios on bomb proofing. Helios is super solid with many odd human-made monsters, but not all. Recently, our son decided that it...

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2023/04: Trail Ride Dressage – In Hand Laterals

Rupert is also using the trails this month to show you his exercise of the month. Head out there, find a nice stretch (doesn’t need to be vast amounts of space), find your wall and off you go practicing your laterals in a setting that is most likely for you and your horse nicer and...

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2023/03: In Hand Exercise Of The Month: The Snowman

For the in hand and the ridden exercises of the month we have both decided to show you a set of exercises one can do with The Snowman. The Snowman looks like this: Pretty clear, right? We felt that this exercise is a logical follow up to last month exercise. Last month In Hand exercise...

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2023/02: In Hand Exercise Of The Month: Spiral On Circle Into Patter 1

In this month’s exercise Rupert is taking us through a spiral on the circle. The idea here is that you are paying preparing the horse by making smaller and smaller circles until you finally come to the center of the circle and complete a pattern 1 there. Sounds to easy. Have a watch, give it...

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