6 weird ways to ride better

Great ideas for better habits.

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A horse is only as balanced and disciplined as its rider. Anyone who has spent a significant chunk of time in the saddle learns to be very aware of their body. Often, we know the little quirks we need to fix – sit up taller, put your heels down, look up – but turning those improvements into muscle memory can be challenging. Here are six fun and interesting tips to help you create good riding habits. Comment below with any of your own!

1. Stick loonies under your thumb

It’s good to ride with a soft hand, but your thumb needs to hold the reins securely so they don’t slip through your fingers. Stick loonies between your thumb and the rein. Concentrating on holding the coins in place will teach you to pinch the reins tightly between your thumb and the knuckle of your forefinger.

hands_driving2. Ride with a driving…

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co owner of Chocolate Horse Farm, breeder and trainer of Gypsy Vanner horses.
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