Do you feel that you and your horse are stuck at First Level?

Do you wonder how to move up toward the elusive collection

that is required at Second Level and above? The solution to

moving forward is to go back and answering the following questions.

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I'm struggling to keep my hands quiet. They move around,

and it seems I have no control over them.

Strangely enough, my seat is rather quiet. Could you give me

a few tips or exercises to help me get quieter hands?

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Read expert answers to some of the hottest topics related to dressage training and more.

Improve your accuracy and control with

this exercise from Mary Flood.

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The job of a young racehorse is to run as fast as he can.

Acceptance of the bit is not a priority. Opening the mouth,

grinding the teeth, drawing up the tongue or sticking out

the tongue are all means of trying to avoid the bit.

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As farm owners and man­agers, we often lack the budget to sup­port that level of landscaping. Still, with a little work and perhaps some part-time help, we can keep our farms appealing, safe and professional.

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MARY FLOOD—WARM-UPS, PART I

MARY FLOOD—WARM-UPS, PART II

Video by Carol Havelka | www.carolhavelka.com

Video by Carol Havelka | www.carolhavelka.com