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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.

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…

2 weeks 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 weeks 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…

2 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…

2 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…

2 months ago

International Equestrian Federation and Partners Create eDressage Online Dressage Training Platform

The International Equestrian Federation, (Fédération Equestre Internationale, FEI) has launched the FEI eDressage Online training platform in partnership with Black…

4 months ago

Ava and the No Good, Very Bad Oxer

In this short story, a young rider discovers what she is afraid of and then conquers her fear.  Ava smiled…

5 months ago

Continuing Our Kentucky Three-Day Event Tribute for Show Jumping Day

We are continuing our Kentucky Three-Day Event tribute for the show jumping day. Enjoy these show jumping rides from some…

6 months ago

Continuing Our Kentucky Three-Day Event Tribute for Cross-Country Day

We are continuing our Kentucky Three-Day Event tribute for the cross-country day. Enjoy these cross-country rides from some fan favorite…

6 months ago

Continuing Our Kentucky Three-Day Event Tribute for Dressage

We are continuing our Kentucky Three-Day Event tribute for the second day of dressage. Enjoy these dressage rides from some…

6 months ago