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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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2024/04: 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: 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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2023/09 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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2023/08: 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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2023/07: Double your steps Challenge ?‍♀️

We are more or less approaching the height of the summer. (at least for us in the northern hemisphere!) With summer comes for all of us hopefully the possibility to ride out and be on longer, warmer days for more extended periods of time with our ponies. This month Ridden Exercise of the Month is...

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2023/05: Being Lunged For Your Seat

Exercise of the Month Ridden This month we are going back to something really basic! The rider’s seat. While we sit up there we will influence the horse. Positively or negatively. So it behooves us to try and have the best seat we can. One very effective tool for this is letting yourself be lunged...

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2023/04: Trail Ride Dressage – Ridden Laterals

Let’s face it riding in the arena is actually most of the time – let’s not say boring – but more boring than riding out! So this months with winter almost behind us (so we hope!) we are heading on the trail and are looking at how the trails can help us work on dressage...

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2023/03: Ridden Exercise of the Month – The Snowman

This month’s ridden exercise builds on last month’s exercise. Then we worked with a set of different sized circles, to improve rhythm, suppleness and connection through the help of transitions, be it from walk to halt, walk trot etc. or change of size of the circle itself. This month we are introducing the Snowman. Here...

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2023/02: Ridden Exercise Of The Month: Different Circle Sizes

This months we are looking at the circle. Most of us learn to use the inside leg, and we all ignore our outside aids, because we are not made aware of need for them. As long as we stay in the arena and have a wall that is no problem. But what happens when the...

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Assisted in hand to help horse get the renvers

I think this is a really interesting tutorial. Among other reasons because you can really see how difficult it sometimes can be to wiggle your way through to a successful result. I asked Rupert to help me with Bombon, because I had trouble with the right lead canter. Bombon kept over bending to the right,...

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