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English Riding

Horse Illustrated covers anything you can think of related to English riding, including how-tos, tips from experts, discipline specifics, and more. Disciplines included are: dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, English halter and showmanship, hunt seat, jumping, and saddle seat. Many riders start out riding English (aka, hunt seat) and then progress into one of the disciplines above. Some of the topics covered include phases of jumping, how to get started in dressage or eventing, how to leg yield, perfecting the posting trot, improving your equitation, exercises with ground poles, counter bending the canter, get smooth flying lead changes, how to achieve better dressage tests, etc.

Balancing Act: Develop a Sense of Security in the Saddle

Developing confidence as a rider comes from working with a good trainer, knowing that you can ride your pony, and…

1 week ago

Mastering Dressage Exercises of Circles and Squares

To increase your horse’s lateral bend, improve his carrying capacity and correct the horse that “falls through” the outside shoulder,…

4 weeks ago

Tamie Smith and Elliot-V Win the 2020 USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship at Galway Downs International

USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship California eventer Tamie Smith had a big victory on home turf at the Galway Downs…

2 months ago

Caroline Martin and QC Diablo Hit Win 2020 USEF CCI2*-L Eventing National Championship

USEF CCI2*-L Eventing National Championship Caroline Martin of Miami, Fla., captured four championship titles during her weekend at the Virginia…

2 months ago

English Lesson: How to Stop Ducking While Jumping

Have you been accused of ducking over jumps? If so, you’re not alone. Ducking is a common bad habit. It…

3 months ago

Baby Steps: 3 Steps to Introduce Your Horse to Jumping

Like many equestrians, you may dream of jumping your horse. The sensation of piloting your horse while he takes flight…

3 months ago

Short Story: Brianna and the Big, Green, Pony-Riding Monster of Jealousy

Riding is Brianna's special thing. Can she learn to share it with her little sister or will this young horseback…

4 months ago

Improving Your Dressage Seat Equitation

Dressage seat equitation is a little different than a regular dressage test. In dressage equitation, the focus will be on…

5 months ago

In Front of the Leg: Training a Better Response to the Leg Aid

The beautifully trained dressage horse is so attuned to his rider that his response to the lightest leg aid is…

5 months ago