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Riding the Magic Square with a Lower-Level Horse

AnnA Buffini demonstrates how riding a square can help a lower-level horse improve their balance, turning and ability to go forward.

Riding a square can be beneficial for young or lower-level horses. AnnA Buffini shows how working a square can help your young or lower-level horse learn how to collect, turn and stay on your aids. On a circle, the horse and rider can potentially fall in, and the circle can become sloppy. On a square, you must be riding straight, prep for your turn, complete the turn and ride straight out. This exercise can help both you and your horse make precise, smooth turns.

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