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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.

Horse and Pony Questions: Rushing the Jumps

QUESTION: I’m taking jumping lessons on my horse. We were doing really well until recently. Now when we canter toward…

4 weeks ago

English Training: Three Exercises to Help You Jump in Style

Most horses can be trained to jump. But many need help learning to jump well. A horse that jumps in…

1 month ago

Stride Right for the Perfect Jumping Line on Your Horse

Getting the right counts in a line can often seem like the ultimate test on a jumping course. Lines are…

3 months ago

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…

3 months 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 months 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…

6 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…

6 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…

6 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…

7 months ago