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Teaching The Reinback Teaching The Reinback
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Teaching The Reinback

By Amanda Wilson | Friday, 14 February 2020

This video features a follow on from my 'Teaching Classic to soften' video, and progresses on to teaching Classic his first rein back with a bit in. 

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Pelvis Down, Spine Up Pelvis Down, Spine Up
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Pelvis Down, Spine Up

By Amanda Wilson | Wednesday, 5 February 2020
My Pelvis down, Spine up saying refers to how we balance our weight in the saddle. Pelvis down helps to keep us anchored in the saddle, with our weight continuing evenly down to our knees and ankles, and Spine up helps to... KEEP READING >
Softening On The Contact With Forward Motion Softening On The Contact With Forward Motion
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Softening On The Contact With Forward Motion

By Amanda Wilson | Friday, 17 January 2020

This video is a follow on from 'Teaching Classic To Soften Down, and incorporates me teaching Classic how to soften while bringing in forward motion. 

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Shoulders Back, Hips Forward Shoulders Back, Hips Forward
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Shoulders Back, Hips Forward

By Amanda Wilson | Wednesday, 8 January 2020
For a long time, I have talked of the importance of rider position and how we need to ensure our weight is back behind the horse's shoulder blade when going into a jump. To achieve this position, the rider needs to keep... KEEP READING >
Teaching Patience On The Ground Teaching Patience On The Ground
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Teaching Patience On The Ground

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 7 January 2020

In the video below I show you how I teach patience on the ground with Rosie, a young three-year-old mare. 

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Determining The Foaling Date Determining The Foaling Date
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Determining The Foaling Date

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 2 January 2020

Using pH strips is a new technique we have learnt in the last year for gauging when a mare is due to foal and it has saved us so much time and hassle. 

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Teaching Classic To Take The Contact Teaching Classic To Take The Contact
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Teaching Classic To Take The Contact

By Amanda Wilson | Friday, 27 December 2019

In the video below, I work with Classic, a four-year-old who is just being started under saddle.

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Treating Lice In Horses Treating Lice In Horses
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Treating Lice In Horses

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 26 December 2019
Over the years we have purchased a number of horses who have had lice, usually horses who have come out of the bush or who have been grazing with other livestock. Dealing with lice is a pain as you don't want them... KEEP READING >
The Best Purple Shampoo Yet The Best Purple Shampoo Yet
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The Best Purple Shampoo Yet

By Amanda Wilson | Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Teaching The Turn On The Forehand Teaching The Turn On The Forehand
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Teaching The Turn On The Forehand

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 9 December 2019
Lateral work on the ground is so important for getting good foundations for ridden work. In the video below, I work with Rosie, teaching her how to turn on the forehand. A turn on the forehand is where you move the... KEEP READING >
Protecting Pink Nose's Protecting Pink Nose's
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Protecting Pink Nose's

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 28 November 2019

Looking after pink noses properly is very important during the summer months as a lack of correct care can lead to extremely painful and ugly sunburns. 

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Working With Step Up Obstacles Working With Step Up Obstacles
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Working With Step Up Obstacles

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 26 November 2019

In the video below I work on a step-up obstacle with Rosie, a three-year-old mare who has had minimal handling.

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Teaching The Reinback On The Ground Teaching The Reinback On The Ground
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Teaching The Reinback On The Ground

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 12 November 2019
This article is a follow on from https://theformula.co.nz/The-Vault/The-Vault-Details/teaching-the-lateral-flexion-left-and-right-on-the-ground and incorporates more lateral movement in preparation for ridden work... KEEP READING >
How To Correctly Position A Pelham How To Correctly Position A Pelham
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How To Correctly Position A Pelham

By Amanda Wilson | Wednesday, 30 October 2019

This video shows you how to position the bit in your horse's mouth as well as fitting a chain should you be using a Pelham.

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Whitakers Second Time Jumping Whitakers Second Time Jumping
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Whitakers Second Time Jumping

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 14 October 2019
The video below is a follow on from https://theformula.co.nz/The-Vault/The-Vault-Details/teaching-whitaker-to-jump and shows how I progress my young horses from their first time jumping to their second time jumping.... KEEP READING >
Teaching The Draw In With A Tarp Teaching The Draw In With A Tarp
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Teaching The Draw In With A Tarp

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Check out the video below for how I teach a horse to face what they are afraid of. I love this technique because you don't have to force scary objects on the horse and make them 'cope' with them, rather you work... KEEP READING >
The Trot In Exercise The Trot In Exercise
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The Trot In Exercise

By Amanda Wilson | Friday, 27 September 2019
I've done a previous video on the 'Trot In' exercise, but I thought I would do a refresher and show you a couple of 'correct' vs 'incorrect' versions of how to ride this exercise. Ideally, you need... KEEP READING >
Teaching A Horse How To Use Their Bodies Better Teaching A Horse How To Use Their Bodies Better
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Teaching A Horse How To Use Their Bodies Better

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 17 September 2019
This exercise is a carry on from https://theformula.co.nz/The-Vault/The-Vault-Details/the-lunging-system-i-use-for-building-topline and incorporates the horse working over canter poles and raised poles in a round... KEEP READING >
How To Pregnancy Check Horses How To Pregnancy Check Horses
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How To Pregnancy Check Horses

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 16 September 2019

In case of a wee mishap, or simply from purchasing a horse who you suspect could be pregnant, this technique is very cheap and effective at telling if your horse could be in foal.

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Teaching Whitaker Patience Under Saddle Teaching Whitaker Patience Under Saddle
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Teaching Whitaker Patience Under Saddle

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 10 September 2019
In the video below, I show you how I work with a horse who struggles to stand still while ridden. Just a couple of weeks after this video was taken, after applying this technique anytime he got unsettled, he now stands so... KEEP READING >