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Making Smooth, Accurate Turns

What does a torch and your tummy button got to do with riding perfect turns every time?



Do you ever find that you overshoot turns when you're riding, or turn too soon and find yourself wobbling up that centre line?

Often, it's because your horse isn't turning as one unit, so either drifts through the shoulder, or steps sideways towards the turn, rather than round it.  A supple horse will turn better, but even then, if we're not balanced and in the right place, it makes it harder for the horse.

Three easy tips to gain Balance in the Rising Trot

We al lknow that one ofthe best ways to help our horses work well, is to make sure we're ridng in good balance.  Using rising trot is a great way of freering your hrose's back, energising the hind legs and encouraging forward movement.

However, I often see riders 'behind the movment' essentially applying the hand-brake and expecting the horse ot pull them along too.  Usually, it is the mechanism of the rising trot that can be improved.

So, other than going up and down in time to the trot, how do you actually do rising trot (sometimes called posting)?
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