Horse & Rider Training Tips

International course designer and Technical Delegate Wayne Copping looks at some of the issues facing eventing and how they could be addressed in the area of cross country design

“From the beginning of my life I learned that every horse is different, you can never ride twenty horses on the same system” says Michael Jung in this video at his barn in Germany

One of the funniest things we've seen for ages in a dressage arena - even Carl Hester seems impressed! Watch Brett Kidding (aka Australian rider Tristan Tucker) ride his first Grand Prix in inimitable style

In the last five years, 36 riders and 181 horses have been killed in road accidents in the UK. Dead Slow is a campaign launched by The British Horse Society to raise awareness amongst drivers on best practice when driving by horses

Drop fences need preparation from the rider so that the horse understands the question, buys into it and reacts accordingly. Watch how in this cross country training video

Video: a great exercise over poles to train your horse to go forward and come back in a relaxed way while encouraging him to take the bit forward and stretch over the back

Following testing to the BE Standard, the MIM Clip will be used alongside the Frangible Pin on British Eventing cross country courses for the first time in 2016

Drop fences, water jumps and apexes - see how to approach each one and then put them all together in cross country training with Chris Burton

Controlled power without speed is essential to help your horse, particularly a young horse, focus on going between the flags. This video gives some pointers on jumping cross country skinny fences

In the fourth part of our articles from a recent Andrew Hoy clinic in Australia, Andrew works on introducing young or nervous horses to water