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Working Towards Goals Working Towards Goals
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Working Towards Goals

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 24 March 2020

In an earlier article, I talked about goal setting for the 2019/2020 season. Now I want to talk to you about how to go about working towards those goals. 

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Creating Happy, Respective and Light Horses Creating Happy, Respective and Light Horses
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Creating Happy, Respective and Light Horses

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 16 March 2020

Learning and mastering the 1-10 Method! 

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Perfecting Your Crest Release Perfecting Your Crest Release
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Perfecting Your Crest Release

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 15 March 2020

In the video below I show you how I crest-release over the fence and how to achieve a similar result. 

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My Favourite Rider Ben Maher My Favourite Rider Ben Maher
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My Favourite Rider Ben Maher

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 3 March 2020

I study a lot of top riders to see what makes them great and my absolute favourite is Ben Maher who currently rides the very successful World Cup mount Explosion W for Great Britian.

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Riding A Correct Flying Change Riding A Correct Flying Change
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Riding A Correct Flying Change

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 23 February 2020
In the video below I show you how I ride a correct flying change. This is something I have struggled with for a number of years but since watching Al Dunning at Equitana 2019 I have finally learnt the aids correctly and it has... KEEP READING >
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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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 >