Help! My Horse Won’t Go!

By Real Riderz Lazy horses, who hasn’t experienced one of those? Usually, dull horses are most commonly lessons horses, or horses ridden by people who are scared of lacking control. There are three causes for a dull horse: pain/poor care, imporper training, and incorrect riding. Pain and general discomfort is a factor which should beContinue reading “Help! My Horse Won’t Go!”

Heels Down or Toes Up?

By Real Riderz Spoiler alert: both are potentially bad advice. Now whoa there! Don’t start putting your heels up (or toes down). However, one thing we need to understand is that the heels aren’t everything. I was at a hotel a few year ago packing, packing the car after a weekend of showing. One ofContinue reading “Heels Down or Toes Up?”

Fitness: Just Riding is Not Enough

By Real Riderz This is a hard to swallow pill, especially for people who do riding as their main form of physical activity. However, if you’re out of breath after each time you ride one horse, and can barely canter a few laps without the need to stop, this is a sure sign that yourContinue reading “Fitness: Just Riding is Not Enough”

Stopping without Reins

By Real Riderz Umm…what? Yeah, this is a revelation, but actually it isn’t. So pull the reins to stop and kick the ribs to go? Right? Wrong. Well in a way I guess: let’s review our natural aids. Eyes, arms, legs, and seat. Four terms that are, quite frankly broad. I mean, look with yourContinue reading “Stopping without Reins”

What is the Inside Rein for?

By Real Riderz Actually, the rider in the picture above is using a bit too much inside rein, but this is a common mistake and a free photo so what can you do XD So what is an inside? In easy terms, the inside is the side next to the arena center. The outside reinContinue reading “What is the Inside Rein for?”

Deciphering Inside Leg to Outside Rein

By Real Riderz What the hell is it? Simply put: it’s when your horse feels more on the outside rein and is bent to the inside. But why? Why not ride with outside leg to inside hand? Well, you still need to use your inside hand and outside leg, but more for guiding purposes. ThinkContinue reading “Deciphering Inside Leg to Outside Rein”