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All Eyes on the Mouth

All Eyes on the Mouth

In equestrian sport there is one thing specifically that tells a lot about the quality of riding, namely the horse’s mouth. A contact that is pleasant and practical for both parties is a skill and accomplishment that is the essence of riding. Lue loppuun

Activity – and slow…

Activity – and slow…

Article by equitherapist and dance-instructor Kirsi VanSol Why does Colonel Carde keep repeating this mantra? I’d like to give an explanation to this from two points of view: I) the biomechanical and II) the cognitive-neurological. My intention is to make the ideas available to all readers and not give a complete description of the details, … Lue loppuun

How Does the Horse Learn?

How Does the Horse Learn?

Sometimes a horse behaves in ways that humans find incomprehensible or surprising. The thing which guides a horse in its behaviour, regardless of the situation, is always what, from the horse’s point of view, is the most rewarding or beneficial to it. In efficient training the trainer uses the things the horse considers rewarding as reinforcement. Lue loppuun

George Morris quotes

George Morris quotes

After following many years George Morris show-jumping clinics in Ypäjä Equine College of Finland I collected all the most important and educative quotes of the year 2014. The list became long and popular :) ”If you have a system, you always have a quick answer.” ”You have a little temper. No, no. NO TEMPER! Just … Lue loppuun

Colonel Christian Carde: Improve Your Seat

Colonel Christian Carde: Improve Your Seat

Improve your seat with tips from chief riders of the Spanish Riding School and Cadre Noir. This article first appeared in the August 2013 issue of Dressage Today magazine (DressageToday.com). Riding in Harmony from Dressage Today 08/2013. In finnish: linkin artikkeli istunnan kehittämisestä on julkaistu alunperin Dressage Today -lehden numerossa 08 / 2013. Artikkelin asiantuntijat … Lue loppuun