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Category Archives: Dressage

Rio 2016: What’s in the Selection?

With the Rio Olympics just around the corner it will be a nail-biting time for both the selectors and our top riders. Who will be short-listed and will things come together for the best horse and rider combinations to be at peak performance just at the right time. Will our showjumping team see Big Star back from injury and will Scott … Continue reading

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So Much You Can Do With Two Poles: Series #2

Our new TWO POLE series explores the variety of exercises you can practice to improve both horse and rider, simply using two jump poles. Brought to you by experienced trainer and ReadySupp’s co-founder Didi Verdina, the series covers exercises for all levels of horse and rider and begins with the easiest level. As the series progresses the exercises will become … Continue reading

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Training Tips: 4 Useful Leg-Yielding Exercises and How They Help

Use these four exercises to help improve engagement, suppleness, strength and obedience with horses of all levels. Start in walk until they are established and don’t over do it with horses new to this kind of exercise. 1) Leg-yielding out on a circle. Start on a 20m circle in order to help your horse to understand, and ensure that he … Continue reading

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Better Training Tips: How To Warm-Up and Cool-Down Correctly

When working your horse it is important to remember that the warm-up and cool-down phases are as crucial as the exercises you work on, this will support better performance and wellbeing long term. When working on the flat (or over jumps), follow these tips to help improve your horse’s flexibility, development and overall performance: As soon as you get on allow … Continue reading

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Supplements and the Dressage Horse: 4 Tips for Success

ReadySupp supplements teamed up with dressage rider and trainer Maddi Burchell to discuss how feeding the right supplements can help keep dressage horses in peak physical and mental condition. 1. Consider where your dressage horse is at in his career and what you need him to do. A good joint supplement will help to support a comfortable, free moving horse … Continue reading

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Why Performance Joint Gives You More…

Why it’s better: Specially formulated to combine a comprehensive joint support with the benefits of a buteless product to provide a superior joint supplement. Who it’s for: Developed for elite horses, hard working competition horses, those with joint problems or injury, and those suffering from stiffness to promote optimum joint health and function. How it works: The high levels of … Continue reading

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Training Tips: Improve Your Hands

It’s easy to forget that our hands are directly connected to a horse’s most delicate area, and because of this we can completely compromise performance, attitude and paces with poor contact. Bad hands are one of the most common rider challenges faced so we’ve provided 5 tips to help reinforce good habits… Inconsistent hands. The most obvious and common problem is … Continue reading

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5 Key Exercises Guaranteed to Improve Your Riding

Whatever your goals are, make yourself a better rider by including these pro tips to establish a more secure seat… 1. Work on developing position and balance – these are two key points you must focus on to improve your riding. Exercises such as trotting in a light/two point position around the school (or the field if you do not have an … Continue reading

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Royal Windsor Horse Show: Fast Facts for Visitors

• The Royal Windsor Horse Show is held annually for five days and runs from the 13th -17th of May 2015 in Windsor Home Park. The show began in 1943 with the founding of the Royal Windsor Horse Show Club which was set up to hold horse shows for charity • There is a large variety of classes including showjumping, showing, … Continue reading

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Want to Ride a Better Dressage Test? These 7 Tips Show You How…

It’s rare that any of us leave the arena feeling like we’ve just ridden the perfect test, although with practice we can improve in focus and train our minds to concentrate on things we can affect on the day. Train your mind by focusing on these useful bits of advice from dressage rider and trainer Maddi Burchell to help improve … Continue reading

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