DO's AND DONT'S OF LENGTHENING YOUR HORSES STRIDE - Every horse can show a difference

The Rider Must
  • Maintains a straight line from the elbow to the bit
  • The hands must receive and must not restrict the flow of impulsion
  • The rider's position must be maintained, staying in balance with the horse
Rider Mistakes

  • Get behind the movement putting unwanted pressure on the horse's loins 
  • Use obvious aids for example spurs, kicking use of the whip 
  • It should not be obvious to the onlooker 
  • The aids are between you and the horse, discreet, it is not a spectator sport!
  • It is important that the horse stays supple over its back, maintains fluency and rhythm

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