Category Archives: In the Saddle

Riding The Circle

It can be said that circles are the easiest and the most difficult shape to ride correctly. Equitation patterns always include circles or part of a circle in conjunction with other exercises, so it’s a smart choice to learn how to ride a circle correctly. Please note, that when a horse moves in a circle he bends his...

Tips for Topline Development

The Longtissimus Dorsi, the longest muscle of the horse,  runs over the top of the back, basically running from the croup to the withers.  The rectus abdominus is the underside of the belly.  Muscles work in opposing pairs, also called antagonistic pairs.  The extensor muscle opens up, while the flexor muscle closes.  On a horse,...

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