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A secure, confident and balanced position in the saddle is taken when you're moving in a forward going canter.

The ideal position for riding cross-country

By Jenny Richardson BHSAI As a trainer, I am pleased to help lots of horse riders hone their cross-country riding read more…

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Tips for jumping on the lunge – by Jenny Richardson BHSAI

If your horse is safe and balanced on the lunge, introducing jumps into the mix can really benefit his work! read more…

Sassy showing – your quick guide to classes for horse showing – by Stephen Biddlecombe of SB Bits

Your quick guide to classes for horse showing –  MOUNTAIN AND MOORLAND Ponies eligible for Mountain and Moorland (or M&M) read more…

Moving up the levels in dressage – by Jenny Richardson BHSAI

You’re blessed with very many great dressage venues and events in the South East of the UK… And at each read more…

On the approach, your torso becomes more upright as you set your horse up correctly for his jump.

Cross country enthusiasts – are you planning your spring Hunter Trial? By Jenny Richardson BHSAI

Spring is ‘prime time’ to tackle a hunter trial; pure cross country events whereby riders can compete as pairs or read more…

Former Burghley Young Event Horse winners, Ceylor LAN and Kitty King (Photo by Burghley-horse-trials)

Bitting expert Stephen Biddlecombe answers a reader’s question – ideal bit for a young jumper?

Bitting expert Stephen Biddlecombe answers a reader’s question on bitting Q. I have just bought a five year old TB read more…

The horse will only jump the obstacle if they have the confidence to do so, and have trust in the rider.

Water palaver! Jenny Richardson BHSAI shares her top tips for negotiating water jumps

Jenny Richardson BHSAI is an XC specialist and Head Trainer at Ireland’s Castle Leslie Estate. Cross country riding is an read more…

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Why warm up and warm down, asks trainer Jenny Richardson

Trainer Jenny Richardson BHSAI says we shouldn’t see warm up and warm down as the boring bits before and after read more…