The language barrier

I’m writing this post on the aftermath of last Thursday’s training, which went well, but there was a small but important problem; the language barrier. Either if you train foreigners or if you are an equestrian learning in a foreign

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Lesson gaffes!

Yesterday, after my exam and lesson, I found myself helping out with the new beginners’ class. These are students from the University of Nottingham who did not register with the club in September, hence they are newbies. So, I was

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Getting into the trot!

Those who follow my blog know it already; I suck at trotting. After 10 months of riding, my trot is not where it’s supposed to be. But today it just went right! Today I mounted on a bigger horse, Orlando.

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Posting or Rising to the Trot – Podcast

You are a luck person if you have iTunes. Today I subscribed to the podcast channel “Daily Strides”. As far as I understand, the instructor delivers several such podcasts every week. On the podcast below she speaks about rising trot.

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Are horses more responsive than people think? Helping Zimas help himself

This is just one of the numerous other blogs I want to write to support the view that our equine friends are clever creatures, who don’t just respond to commands they have learned during their schooling. After my first horse

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Rising trot tutorials

Who has watched me riding knows it well; my sitting trot needs improvement. Desperately. And I know it well; I go mad every time I think about this. And my instructors both in Crete and England are often frustrated. Why?

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