“Hand & Heel” … What’s the big deal?

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Henry Fleming is a horsemanship and equitation writer, trainer, tutor, and clinician. He advocates historical ideals of advanced horsemanship, applying principles espoused by William Cavendish and Francois Baucher to achieve them quickly and safely.
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The “Hand & Heel” concept is iterated by the Duke of Newcastle, the Romanic school (including Californio Vaquero a la Ed Connell), as…

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Can you learn horse riding post-20s?

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AB-SO-LUTELY. You can at any age. Of course, your “fast twitch” reactions are slower as you age, but I presume…

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What’s the difference in the building between good dressage horses and good jumping horses?

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If by “building” you mean “training” (in a historical sense) the finished dressage horse should be well capable of performing…

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Why does it seem like more women than men like horses and horseback riding?

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It seems this way because, in this savage age, unfortunately, it simply is this way – certainly in the US…

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Is Western style riding more difficult than English style?

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The short answer is:  Done correctly, there should be no difference. In reality, most beginners enjoy the (invariably false) sense…

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How can I get a horse to speed up or slow down by using my seat?

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I’m unsure this is something you really want to condition your horse to do, however, I will give you your…

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Horse Psychology: What causes a horse to pull on the reins and how should you respond?

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This is a more complicated question than you may realize, and the answer can depend on several variables. You can…

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Why are girls so dominant in horse riding?

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You are in good company as a man in the horse world – though perhaps less so in the pageantry-oriented…

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How do you justify buying a horse?

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I justify my horses by realizing what would be left of me if I did not have the experience of…

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Do mares and their foals recognize each other after spending a few years apart?

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Example: If a 6-months-old foal is sent to another farm to be raised and trained, and returns to his mother’s…

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