Tag Archives: learning

What is a good way to teach a horse the flying change?

Asked by Ben du Toit Before you start with teaching the flying changes, it’s important that you teach your horse the basics, namely relaxation, rhythm, contact, impulsion, straightness and collection. Before teaching the flying change, ask yourself the following: Is the quality of the canter good (always maintaining the three-beat rhythm)?Is the horse straight in the canter?Is the rider able ...

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Trick training

There are loads of different methods when it comes to teaching horses how to do tricks. Trick training can be a fun form of mental stimulation for your horse and can also have benefits towards schooling and groundwork. This month we take a look at some standard and basic tricks that you can teach your equine friend! Ask and reward One ...

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Andrea Harrison dressage clinic

A dressage Clinic was held on 29-30 April, 1-2 May, 2016, at two venues in Gaborone. It was kindly hosted by Tim and Pearl Naylor-Race at Serenity Equestrian Centre, Ruretse, where Andrea was accommodated and by Sean and Belinda Irish at Penndragon Equestrian Centre, Ruretse. The visiting instructor was Andrea Harrison and the clinic was subsidised by the Horse Society of Botswana. ...

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Rider and seat position

HQ is thrilled to be exclusively partnered with the Dutch-based Equine Support International (ESI). ESI educates equestrians all over the world to increase levels of equestrian knowledge. This helps horse owners, stables, educational institutions and federations to take a step forward with horse wellbeing and the sport in general. ESI provides unique custom-made solutions such as national talent programmes, training ...

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Pony camp at Penndragon Equestrian Centre

A Pony Camp was held at Penndragon Equestrian Centre over the weekend of 20-22 November 2015, by kind permission of Sean and Belinda Irish. They were helped by Joan Ryan, Angela Tilney and Tammy Bradford throughout the weekend. It was extremely well supported. In total there were forty-two excited children at the pony camp with thirty-six sleeping over the whole weekend. ...

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