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Moffet's Musings: Long and low?

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Moffet's Musings: Long and low?

There is an enormous amount of confusion in the horse world about what constitutes ‘long and low’, ‘forward down and out’  ‘deep and round’ and the dreaded ‘rollkur’. For me, the average exponent of ‘long and low’ has the horse almost ‘peanut rolling’ head near the floor, trundling along on its shoulders. ‘Forward, down, out’ is probably the method espoused by proponents of Philippe Karl’s ‘School of Legerete’,  where he is looking for ‘neck extension’ with the poll always the highest point, and the horse extending the frame with nose well in front of the vertical. ‘Deep and round’ is...

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Moffett's Musings: Bringing 'connection' to your riding

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Moffett's Musings: Bringing 'connection' to your riding

I was surprised, no, rather shocked, last week to read a post on my Enlightened Equitation Facebook group where the writer said that she was into natural horsemanship, to ‘better connect with her horse’ and that she would find my training ‘intimidating’. I queried why out of genuine curiosity, but haven’t seen a reply. Intimidating? But why?!! I have long promoted the strapline on my website of ‘A Kinder Way to Ride and Train’. Does this conjure up the image of the stereotypical riding instructress of old, who barked commands military-style, to her frequently terrified pupils?! I see courses of...

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Fun and funky limited edition HM Seatbone Savers

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Fun and funky limited edition HM Seatbone Savers

Introducing the new limited edition range of HM Seatbone Savers in fun colours for children and young-at-heart adults! Colours include "Turkish Delight" pictured, "Barby Pink" and "Ultra Violet".

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The importance of correct saddle fitting

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The importance of correct saddle fitting

Balancing a saddle is a very important part of fitting: "After i posted the other day that my VSD felt like it was tipping me forward and i was utterly despondant - I tried my friends wonderful Dressage FlexEE and was shocked it felt so different. So today armed with my Le Meiux Shim pad I shimmed the hell out of the front ( put in a thick shim at the front), the result I AM SURE ITS NOT THE SAME DAM SADDLE!! seriously. Just tipping the front up a few cm's changed my position and how safe i felt!...

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Enlightened Equitation: Riding in True Harmony with Your Horse - Kindle/iBooks edition

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Enlightened Equitation: Riding in True Harmony with Your Horse - Kindle/iBooks edition

Heather Moffett's best-selling book "Enlightened Equitation: Riding in True Harmony with Your Horse" is now available for Kindle and iBooks! In four parts and currently on sale from only £1.99 per part, the perfect treat for yourself or a friend. Enlightened Equitation - Part 1 covers an Introduction to Enlightened Equitation and Chapters 1-3 (Enlightened Approach, Position and Balance, Interaction with the Horse's Movement). Enlightened Equitation - Part 2 consists of Chapters 4-7 (Learning Feel, The Aids - An Explanation, The Application of the Aids, and Understanding Schooling Terms).  Enlightened Equitation - Part 3 encompasses Chapters 8-10 (Turns and Circles, Transitions and Half Halts, and Rhythm and...

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