EQUIMO BLOG

They say that to every bad situation, there is some positive aspect. That there is always a shed of light no matter how wrong the case seems to be. This so-called silver lining may sometimes be tough to find, but it is still there. continue reading
24.3.2020
When people think about horse riding, many non-equestrians think it is just about sitting in the saddle and not doing anything. Every rider knows this cannot be farther from the truth. Not only is riding challenging mentally, but it also brings out the absolute maximum of riders' physical abilities. continue reading
12.3.2020
When it comes to jumping, it all starts during the approach. A properly ridden turn is fundamental for a properly jumped fence, and you cannot ride it correctly without a fine inside flexion. This article brings you yet another way to work on beautiful turns combined with a regular, relaxed pace. his session consists of three parts: the warm-up, jumping the double combination alone, and the entire ... continue reading
6.2.2020
The first part described my problem with even spreading of left- and right-handed motion during a session with my gelding.  Get ready for another example of how feelings in the saddle may vary from reality. One of my students has a very hot mare. As the student herself isn't much of an experienced rider, she often tends to get scared. The result? From the moment she climbs into the saddle, she tries ... continue reading
17.1.2020
I believe most of us equestrians know the feeling of struggling to do something our trainer tells us. You may feel like his or her instructions are not precisely clear, or the task he or she has given you is impossible to fulfill. But when you watch a video of your session afterward, you tell yourself: "Oh my god, it looks so easy," or "Oh, it does look different than from the saddle point of view!". Does this ... continue reading
10.1.2020
Imagine how you feel by the end of your season. Do words such as exhausted, drained, and washed-out come to the equation? I believe they often do. We as riders may love our sport, but I often see craving for a break amongst my fellow equestrians. And let it be just for a few days, everybody needs some time off to relax both mentally and physically. Horses are not different. They are ... continue reading
3.1.2020