Stiffness

Credit: SusanJStickle.com  Any exercises that move a horse’s shoulders from left to right and move his weight off his left side are valuable in achieving suppleness on the left rein. Haunches in left, renvers left and leg yield right, as demonstrated here by Pam Goodrich and Donnerhit, a Bavarian Warmblood gelding, will all help.

How Can I Achieve Suppleness on the Left Rein?

Fran Kehr shares her advice on suppling the horse and suggests exercises to help you shift your horse's balance.

be your horse's advocate jane savoie

The Rider's Duty: Be an Advocate for Your Horse

Jane Savoie explains why it is important to speak up and be your horse's advocate when he's had enough for the day.

Amanda Peer and Cal

How Build Core Stability in the Saddle without Becoming Stiff

Biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques Amanda Peer and her 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding.