Neutral Observations

I have all but one of my lessons with Jossy Reynvoet and Bent Branderup from my last trip to Europe on video.Back home watching the video’s my first reaction was disappointed.  I could not believe how bad I was “performing”. Why was I so out of balance, why could I...

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Gymnastic Groundwork

I was asked by the owner of this beautiful mare to help her with Gymnastic Groundwork. Through some unfortunate injuries in the paddock a few years back, she has some problems in her hind quarters. Gymnastic Groundwork is a great way to help the horse to become more...

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Head movement

After coming back from Jossy Reynvoet I am paying a lot more attention to the side to side movement of the head. Especially in the Ground work and Longing.It is very easy to block this movement with your hands. By blocking this movement you can interrupt the movement...

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From being to doing

From being to doing

People talk about that Centaur feeling between you and your horse. That 100% connection where you and your horse become one. I have told students that this is one of the things we aim for but I had never really experienced it myself until last year when I...

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Every move you make

Every move you make

A few years ago a friend had suggested a trainer in Belgium called Jossy Reynvoet. Jossy is a student of Bent Branderup’s Academic Art of Riding for many years and has become one of Bent’s recognised instructors.Jossy has now setup the Bitless Art of Riding where he...

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