RIDING TIPS FROM TOP RIDERS

Tips From Our Top Riders on Instagram


For this week’s blog, we wanted to share some really useful tips with you. Therefore, we decided to make a quick questionnaire with our top riders and influencers on Instagram and spread their answers to help other riders! We asked 5 equestrian ladies about their daily riding exercises and we wanted to learn about their favorite exercise to do with their beloved horses. Here are the answers we got:

 

  • Meet Nicola and Solo

 

Nicola and Solo

 

Nicola is a professional dressage rider who won several championships with her handsome boy Solo in the UK. 

Hi Nicola! Can you tell us about your favorite exercise to do with Solo? 

  • "Leg yield in walk and trot. It helps the suppleness and activity like horse yoga!"


  • Nicola and Solo 2

     

    What is this exercise beneficial for in your training process?

  • "It helps loosen the horse's body and neck, and gets them moving off your leg and listening to your aids."
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    If you want to see more information about their training, you can check their Instagram here: @nicolabyamcook

     

     

    Nicola and Solo 3

     

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    • Meet Valeria and Agata

     

     

    Valeria and Agata

     

    Valeria is a young and aspiring rider who has been training with her gorgeous mare Agata for a long time. Here are her answers about her favorite exercise:

     

    Hi Valeria! What is your favorite exercise to do with Agata in your training?

  • "Canter, shoulder-in, and traverse! I usually go down the long sides of the arena in collected canter and go from the shoulder-in to traverse making the distance between each change smaller and smaller each time."
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    Valeria and Agata 2

     

     

    What is this practice beneficial for in your training process?

  • "This exercise helps the horse relax its back and makes the rider focus on his/her position. You have to make sure your center of gravity doesn't change when you go from one movement to another."
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    Valeria and Agata 3

     

     

    If you want to see more information about their training, you can check their Instagram here: @v_equinelife

     

     

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    • Meet Minke and Tigo

     

    Minke and Tigo

     

     

    Minke is another ambitious young rider training for dressage with her gorgeous Friesian stallion Tigo.

     

    Hey Minke! We know that you are a great dressage rider. Can you tell us about your favorite exercise to do with Tigo?

  • "The collected canter. I like this exercise because you feel the power of your horse. You feel that he has to carry himself."
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    Minke and Tigo 

     

    What is collecter canter beneficial for in your training?

  • "It is beneficial to make him stronger and faster. We need the collected canter, for example, to learn the flying change or for riding a pirouette."
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    Minke and Tigo 3

     

     

     If you want to see more information about their training, you can check their Instagram here: @tigo_thefriesianhorse

     

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    • Meet Lotte and Cambaron

     

     

    Lotte and Cambaron

     

     

    Lotte is another inspiring rider who has been training in different styles with her fabulous boy Cambaron. Here’s her favorite exercise and why: 

     

    Hi Lotte! You even ride Cambaron for bitless dressage! Can you tell us your favorite exercise?

  • "Half pass. I think it is a very hard but fun exercise to teach your horse because you need to prepare your horse and yourself very well to get it done right. It challenges both of us!"
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    Lotte and Cambaron

     

     

    What is this exercise beneficial for in your training? 

  • "It is very good for his flexibility and for him to practice bending around my inside leg properly. It will make him stronger and better for his training."
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    Lotte and Cambaron

     

    If you want to see more information about their training, you can check their Instagram here: @lottexcami

     

     

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    • Meet Amber and Gently

     

    Amber and Gent

     

     

    Amber has been together with her dark beauty mare Gently since 2019 and they are already an amazing team!

     

    Hello Amber! We are curious about your favorite exercise to do with your girl Gently. Can you tell us?

  • "Lunging her with an elastic band behind her hind legs. This way, her hindquarters become more effective."
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    Amber and Gent 1

     

    What is this exercise beneficial for Gently?

    "This makes her walk better through her whole body which is very important while riding."

     

     

    Amber and Gent 2

     

     

     If you want to see more information about their training, you can check their Instagram here: @outsiderider