Exercise

Welcome to the exercise section at Basic-Horse-Care.com! Here you’ll find advice on exercising your horse including hacking on roads or bridleways and lunging. Please choose an exercise topic below for more information…

A Crisis in Confidence

A Crisis in Confidence

Of all the pages I’ve written for this site this is the hardest. Even now I find it difficult to talk about losing my confidence with horse riding. I'm s...
Hacking

Hacking

I can’t say that I’m the most confident rider hacking in the world but after many mishaps I can now hack on my own around where I live – this is how I...
Horse Riding After Pregnancy

Horse Riding After Pregnancy

For various reasons I had a break from riding while I was pregnant. When the baby came he arrived via an emergency caesarean. As a result of these two...
Lunging

Lunging

This information is for lunging a horse that’s been backed.  This is how I lunge my gelding. He’s an experienced animal but can sometimes be very very...
Schooling

Schooling

Unless you have a happy hacker and want to do little else, schooling is an essential part of the care of your horse. If you want to be successful at competitions...

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