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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 >
Goal Setting For The 2019/2020 Season Goal Setting For The 2019/2020 Season
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Goal Setting For The 2019/2020 Season

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 5 September 2019

It's almost that time of year again where the season is about to get into full swing and I thought what a perfect time to get started on your 2019/2020 goal list!

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Gates And Horses Gates And Horses
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Gates And Horses

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 1 September 2019
In the past few years, we have been busy making improvements to our fencing and gates to improve the safety of our horses. In the past, our gates, in particular, consisted of anything from wire mesh gates to gridded steel... KEEP READING >
Teaching How To Draw In And Face Up Teaching How To Draw In And Face Up
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Teaching How To Draw In And Face Up

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 29 August 2019
In the video below I show you a technique that I use with all my horses to teach them how to face up. This helps the horse to focus on the trainer, teaches it to move its feet and yield its hindquarters and so much more. I... KEEP READING >
Teaching Whitaker To Jump Teaching Whitaker To Jump
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Teaching Whitaker To Jump

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 22 August 2019

Check out the video below where how I teach Whitaker, a 5-Year-Old, 16.1hh Warmblood/TB to jump for the first time.

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Teaching the Lateral Flexion Left and Right On The Ground Teaching the Lateral Flexion Left and Right On The Ground
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Teaching the Lateral Flexion Left and Right On The Ground

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 12 August 2019

Welcome to the first of my new training videos! This video shows one of the most important foundations to all ridden and handling work and something that is very much overlooked with most horses.

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The Power Of Analyzation The Power Of Analyzation
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The Power Of Analyzation

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 11 August 2019
I really believe that much of our success has happened because we have learnt to become very analytical of everything we do; from our own performances, from studying the worlds best, reading books, watching tutorials,... KEEP READING >
How To Correct Turned In Hands How To Correct Turned In Hands
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How To Correct Turned In Hands

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 1 August 2019
Many of the riders I coach have 'turned' in hands, (their thumbs are turned in towards each other as if they are riding a motorbike or playing the piano). This hand position can dramatically affect the whole riding... KEEP READING >
Angry Horse's And What To Do Angry Horse's And What To Do
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Angry Horse's And What To Do

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 22 July 2019
Angry horses is an important topic for me because I believe that as horse owners it is our responsibility to give our horses a lifestyle that creates a happy, healthy horse who enjoys their work and is able to cope and handle... KEEP READING >
A Serious Improvement In The Formula A Serious Improvement In The Formula
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A Serious Improvement In The Formula

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 18 July 2019
For such a long time I have told the riders I coach (and myself) to put their shoulders back as they come out of the corner to the jump so that they take the weight off the horse's forehand as shown... KEEP READING >
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 >
Learning The Language Of The Horse Learning The Language Of The Horse
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Learning The Language Of The Horse

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 30 June 2019
I can credit most of our success to having developed a pretty good ‘feel’ over the years, with our horses. ‘Feel’ refers to the ability to demonstrate accurate timing when applying pressure and... 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 >