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Checking Up – When and Why by Sandy Collier

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in BLOG, Sandy Collier, Training Tips | 0 comments

You began work on softness, and you continued it in the collection work. In spite of all that, your horse still doesn’t seem to be...

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The Daisy Exercise by Sandy Collier

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in BLOG, Sandy Collier, Training Tips | 0 comments

This exercise calls for you to ride a pattern that will approximate the petals of a daisy. Begin at a trot on a straight line. As you...

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Baseball Diamond Exercise by Sandy Collier

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in BLOG, Sandy Collier, Training Tips | 0 comments

I’ll describe this exercise, then provide trouble-shooting information (because you’ll be working to develop collection and...

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Steering or Guiding, by Sandy Collier

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in BLOG, Sandy Collier, Training Tips | 0 comments

The goal of steering is to get your horse’s feet to follow his nose. In other words, his nose—and not his shoulder—should lead all...

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Reward Your Horse By Releasing Pressure

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Sandy Collier | 0 comments

Most horses don’t move off their rider’s leg as well as they should, whether they’re sidepassing, two-tracking or simply moving...

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SEVEN ESSENTIALS Every Horse Needs to Know, by Sandy Collier

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in BLOG, Sandy Collier, Training Tips | 0 comments

Before the western horse can become adept in the skill set unique to his particular sport, such as reining’s spins and sliding stops,...

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