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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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Be Open To Learning From Everyone Be Open To Learning From Everyone
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Be Open To Learning From Everyone

By Amanda Wilson | Friday, 14 February 2020
In my experience, having had a good number of lessons in my time, I have come to learn that there is something to learn from everyone! Sometimes these things are positive lessons that can be incorporated in my riding and... KEEP READING >
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 >
Giving Horse's A Mental Break Giving Horse's A Mental Break
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Giving Horse's A Mental Break

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 27 January 2020
Horse's are emotional creatures that react in a similar way to stress as humans do, too much of it and they can begin to wear out emotionally and physically. That is why it is so important that our horses are given... KEEP READING >
Creating A Professional Brand As A Rider Creating A Professional Brand As A Rider
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Creating A Professional Brand As A Rider

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 23 January 2020
In the article below, I cover many important aspects of creating a professional brand for yourself in the equestrian industry. This relates to how you present yourself digitally as a brand (including websites and social media)... 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 >
Who To Get Coaching From Who To Get Coaching From
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Who To Get Coaching From

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 7 January 2020
In a previous article, I have talked about the importance of learning the right patterns of riding and horse management from the beginning because changing bad habits can often be quite hard, although certainly not impossible!... 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 >
Treating Inflammation Treating Inflammation
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Treating Inflammation

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 5 December 2019
Correct care of inflammation is very important as if not treated properly it can become chronic and lead to long term issues such as insulin resistance, laminitis, leaky gut syndrome, auto-immune conditions and... 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 >
My Favourite Clippers My Favourite Clippers
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My Favourite Clippers

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 7 November 2019
Having good clippers makes such a difference to your clipping job and your horses level of comfort. For much of our riding career, we clipped our horses with big, bulky, plugin clippers that tended to get very hot... KEEP READING >
In Order To Go Forward, Sometimes You Need To Go Back In Order To Go Forward, Sometimes You Need To Go Back
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In Order To Go Forward, Sometimes You Need To Go Back

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 4 November 2019
The further I go down this showjumping career path, the more I realize there is to learn and the more work there is to be done. I am a very goal orientated person and work hard to make these goals a reality but sometimes I can... KEEP READING >