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The Lunging System I Use For Building Topline The Lunging System I Use For Building Topline
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The Lunging System I Use For Building Topline

By Amanda Wilson | Saturday, 13 July 2019
Correct Leg Position Correct Leg Position
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Correct Leg Position

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 8 July 2019

In the video below, I show you how I position my leg when riding. Leg position is extremely important as it affects our whole balance and in turn our horse's balance beneath us.

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The Importance Of Corrective Trimming In Foals The Importance Of Corrective Trimming In Foals
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The Importance Of Corrective Trimming In Foals

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 30 June 2019
I have seen so many long term issues occur because of incorrect trimming (or a lack of trimming at all) in young foals. Perhaps people don't understand what effects trimming has, or what can go wrong should their hooves... KEEP READING >
Doing Gridwork Doing Gridwork
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Doing Gridwork

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 25 June 2019
I use grids with my horses to help improve their athletism, straightness and use of their body over the fence. It is not something I do everyweek, rather I include it, when needed, into my training programme if I feel my horse... KEEP READING >
Perfecting Your Hand Position Perfecting Your Hand Position
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Perfecting Your Hand Position

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 20 June 2019

Check out the video below for why I ride with high, wide and forward hands and how it influences not only your balance as a rider but also your horses balance beneath you.

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Side Front Leg Conformation Side Front Leg Conformation
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Side Front Leg Conformation

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 16 June 2019
I talked about front limb comformation in https://theformula.co.nz/The-Vault/The-Vault-Details/the-importance-of-correct-leg-conformation. In this article, I cover side on front limb conformation. KEEP READING >
Perfecting The Open Rein Perfecting The Open Rein
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Perfecting The Open Rein

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 3 June 2019
The Open Rein is something I use every day when training. I use it as a suggestion to turn my horse left or right, rather than having to yank or force my horse's body left or right, which ultimately results in a much... KEEP READING >
My New Favourite Cream For Skin Conditions And Injuries! My New Favourite Cream For Skin Conditions And Injuries!
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My New Favourite Cream For Skin Conditions And Injuries!

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 3 June 2019
Painting Hooves Correctly Painting Hooves Correctly
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Painting Hooves Correctly

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 26 May 2019

I know this seems like an obvious topic but you would be surprised at how many people do this wrong! 

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Correcting The Most Important Part Of Our Position! Correcting The Most Important Part Of Our Position!
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Correcting The Most Important Part Of Our Position!

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 26 May 2019

Check out the video below, for the part of our position that affects our balance most of all.

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Canter Poles Jump Canter Poles Jump
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Canter Poles Jump

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 12 May 2019
This article is a follow on from https://theformula.co.nz/The-Vault/The-Vault-Details/riding-raised-canter-poles-1 and https://theformula.co.nz/The-Vault/The-Vault-Details/canter-pole-exercises and is... KEEP READING >
How To Plait The European Way How To Plait The European Way
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How To Plait The European Way

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 12 May 2019

Check out the video below showing you how I plait the European way. This is a newer plaiting method that is used a lot in top-level competition overseas and creates a stunning finish. 

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Do You Have A Strong Position Or A Weak Position? Do You Have A Strong Position Or A Weak Position?
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Do You Have A Strong Position Or A Weak Position?

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 22 April 2019
This is such a good test to try at home! Ultimately you want to practise this on the ground (by resuming a 'riding' position with your knees bent around an imaginary horse) until you have perfected the correct... KEEP READING >
How I Fit My Bridles How I Fit My Bridles
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How I Fit My Bridles

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 22 April 2019
I really dislike forcing horses mouths shut so for this reason I have written an article (with a video) to show you how I fasten my drop noseband and noseband on my bridle. I use a one finger method which allows for the... KEEP READING >
Jumping Angles! Jumping Angles!
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Jumping Angles!

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 18 April 2019
This is a really good exercise to teach horses (and riders alike) how to jump on angles. It is always better to start as low as possible (even a pole on the ground is great for young, inexperienced or unconfident horses) so... KEEP READING >
The TMJ Joint The TMJ Joint
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The TMJ Joint

By Amanda Wilson | Wednesday, 17 April 2019
The TMJ refers to the Temporomandibular Joint which is the joint that connects the horses top jaw to their bottom jaw like a hinge. A healthy TMJ joint is able to open and close easily with good lubrication and no discomfort.... KEEP READING >
How To Do An Emergency Stop How To Do An Emergency Stop
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How To Do An Emergency Stop

By Amanda Wilson | Saturday, 6 April 2019
This is such a good tool to have should your horse spook, bolt, take off bucking, rear etc. Make sure to remember that when you apply the emergency stop, you keep the outside rein at the same time or they will run out the... KEEP READING >
How To Check For Wolf Teeth How To Check For Wolf Teeth
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How To Check For Wolf Teeth

By Amanda Wilson | Saturday, 6 April 2019
This is a very easy technique to use to see if your horse has wolf teeth. To know more about wolf teeth, check out https://theformula.co.nz/The-Vault/The-Vault-Details/has-your-horse-had-its-wolf-teeth-removed.  KEEP READING >
My Long Rein Lunging System My Long Rein Lunging System
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My Long Rein Lunging System

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 4 April 2019

This is such a great tool for young horses; both for educational purposes and also for strengthening and something I use a lot especially when bringing a horse back into work.

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Plaiting For Competition Plaiting For Competition
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Plaiting For Competition

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 4 April 2019