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Whats everyones views on spurs?
"I have no issues with spurs when used correctly. They can be great for reinforcing aids in the moment. What I don’t like is when I see little children with huge spurs on and Pelhams or gags in their horses mouths"
What are your opinions about body wear protection? is it essential like a helmet?
"I like to say if you’re riding a horse under five, you should wear one just because they aren’t as reliable as they haven’t had as many exposures yet and will still have “baby brain”, so spooking/overreactions to spooky things happen more freaquently. In early stages of training they could also be more likely to become frustrated if they don’t understand something and possibly react with a buck. "
What are some things I can do to help keep my shoulders back?
"I have the same issue and what makes it hard is that people always just say “put your shoulders back”. What I find works much better is to focus on the ear to shoulder segment of the straight line from ear to heel. I also find that getting my shoulders taped really helps as it is a constant reminder to have your shoulders back. If a few months go by and you still can’t keep your shoulders back, there is a training side called a shoulders back by equifit. It works well but will really limit your mobility because it holds everything so securely in place. There are also some other shoulder braces you could look into that are less severe, but this one is specifically tailored for riding. "
Hey, unfortunately I just broke my wrist whilst jumping. How do I still keep in shape for riding without being able to ride for about a month or month and a half ?
"Luckily you’ll still be on your feet there are many exercises you can still take part in. Stationary bikes are your best bet. If I were you I’d consult an athletic therapist. They’ll know exactly what’s safe for you and will also help your wrist heal faster. "
Lately my horse keeps refusing to galop,loses contact, raises his hands and idk what to do, he is a very calm horse in every other scenario, any tips?
"Rule out a physical issue (perhaps a sore back), then rule out issues with your tack (such as a saddle that pinches. Once you know these aren’t the issue, he is simply avoiding your aids. Raise your hands as he raises his head, so that he realized he can’t avoiy you above the bit, then keep your hand still and push forward into your reins. "