Approach conditioning is a habituation technique used by Equitation Science practitioners like Jody. It’s a technique that combines the horse’s natural tendency to explore unknown objects with positive reinforcement from their rider or handler. When using approach conditioning, the rider or handler is stimulating the horse to approach the object that it fears, which is […]
How To Ride Walk Pirouettes
Learn how to correctly train walk pirouettes and what judges are looking for during test riding. Walk pirouettes are often a move that is neglected during training and also a move where marks can easily be lost and gained during a test. Performing a walk pirouette can actually be quite difficult because there are a […]
How To Get Your Horse In Front Of Your Leg
What being in front of your leg means and how to achieve it. In order to understand what behind your leg means, let’s first look at what being in front of the leg means. The german training scale provides trainers, riders and judges some great guidelines to follow to help develop an understanding for how […]
How To Teach Leg Yield
Learn what leg yield is and discover what judges are looking for. Leg yield is a great exercise to begin from the ground and Jody has a knack for helping us understand how horses think and learn using the principles of Equitation Science. She teaches us her approach to shaping a horses behaviour and how […]
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