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Improving your Forward position

Internationally recognized equestrian instructor and clinician, Wendy Murdoch, shares some practical tips to improve your balance and your horse’s performance when you are forward in the saddle.

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Where is the nose of a horse in vertical balance?

This is the sixth post in a series on the subject of compassionate training. Dr Karin Leibbrandt explains why the nose of a horse in vertical balance should be in front of the vertical, and why correct lateral flexion is necessary for this to happen.

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DO HORSES REALLY NEED A ‘HERD LEADER’?

Some trainers believe horses would have a ‘leader’ naturally within the herd, and much of their training methods are based on this belief. Justine Harrison – certified horse behavior consultant with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants writes about why this is not necessarily true.

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