The Power of Walk

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Sit down with a nice cup of tea and have a read of Diana's latest horsey posts.

The Mindful Stretch Nov 29, 2023

I have watched lessons when the horse was not allowed to stretch except at the start and the end of the lesson. I have watched lessons when the horse wasn’t allowed to stretch at all. I have...

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My thoughts following the Helgstrand dressage scandal... Nov 28, 2023

In the wake of the Helgstrand dressage scandal, a few thoughts about what I know most about.. how coach training feeds into the multifaceted problem. 

The justification of this type of...

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Why I don’t look at my horse Nov 08, 2023

One of the advantages of in-hand work from a Cavesson and walking backwards in front of the horse is that you can see the horse and make subtle corrections to straightness and posture. I spent...

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I made up a word: PANANAA! Aug 06, 2023

made up a word: PANANAA! The Power of Asking from Nothing and Asking Nothing After the Ask! 
  
I do not enjoy having to drive, hold or apply repeated aids constantly. I do not think...

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Slow the tempo Jul 29, 2023

To begin with, I’ll just define what I mean when I say “tempo”, because I realised there are a few different definitions. When I talk about tempo, I mean beats per minute, so a...

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Forward: Is it the basis of good training or the result of good training?  Jul 28, 2023

A horse that moves freely and enthusiastically forward in balance with controlled power is an absolute pleasure to ride. It is therefore unsurprising that many riders pursue “forward”...

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The Aids Jul 28, 2023

What are the aids to turn? To go sideways? To stop or go faster? The way that aids are taught are often shrouded in mystery. I think this is because firstly there is a lot to an aid – how it...

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