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

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 18 November 2019

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 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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Teaching Patience On The Ground Teaching Patience On The Ground
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Teaching Patience On The Ground

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 27 October 2019

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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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 >
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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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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Working Towards Goals Working Towards Goals
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Working Towards Goals

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 4 August 2019

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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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 >
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