Do you want to score higher than 7 in your next dressage test? In Part 6 of this series, Manuela McLean continues to explain dressage judging against the backdrop of learning theory and the equitation science shaping scale, helping you develop clear training strategies to boost your scores. Dressage judges
Horses are flighty and suspicious by nature but they can also easily get used to (habituate to) things that would normally cause them fear. A thorough understanding of the behavioural science that explains the learning mechanisms which result in habituation has enabled Dr Andrew McLean from Equitation Science International, to
Do you want to improve on marks of 5 and 6 in every movement of your next dressage competition? Read on… In Part 5 of this series, Manuela McLean continues to explain dressage judging against the backdrop of learning theory and the equitation science shaping scale, helping you develop clear
And…. They’re off! Or… are they? Actually, no. They’re still at the starting gate. Well, trying to get into the starting gate. Well, trying to resist getting encouraged/forced/shoved into the starting gate. Maybe it’s the jockeys who are off—on the ground after falling from racehorses who absolutely, positively Do. Not.
In Part 2 of this exclusive series, Manuela McLean makes sense of the current judging system against the backdrop of learning theory and the equitation science training scale, helping you develop clear strategies to improve your horse’s dressage training and your next competition performance. Dressage judges play an important role
Have you heard about ‘carrot stretches’ or ‘pilates for horses’ where you entice your horse to bend or stretch with the help of a carrot? While the actual stretching exercises prescribed in these programs can be great for your horse’s body, ‘carrot stretches’ can teach horses to ‘mug you’ for