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Argumentative essay writing tips
Feb14

Argumentative essay writing tips

Argumentative essay writing tips To write an essay in an argumentative style is probably one of the most challenging assignments students encounter during their studies. Unlike other types of essay, this one includes different points of view, and your task is to provide credible evidence supporting the one you believe in and to refute the other. In a nutshell, an effective argumentative essay should make the reader not only see the...

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SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE – Part 28
Feb11

SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE – Part 28

A series by SUSAN McBANE explaining equestrian and scientific terminology in relation to equine behaviour and psychology, and its effects on horses and training (This series is based on a glossary of equestrian and scientific terms published in ‘Equitation Science’ by McGreevy and McLean, 2010, the standard book on the subject. The glossary definition is given in quotation marks, followed by Susan’s discussion.) COLD BACK (girth shy):...

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Lungeing your horse over jumps
Feb09

Lungeing your horse over jumps

By Jenny Richardson BHSAI If your horse is safe and balanced on the lunge, introducing jumps into the mix can really benefit his work – although it isn’t for all horses, or people! Some trainers do not advocate jumping on the lunge, as it is difficult to regulate the horse’s pace, while the handler, if inexperienced, can restrict the horse’s movement over a fence. However, other people maintain that jumping on the lunge aids hind leg...

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Canter is key
Feb07

Canter is key

  By Jenny Richardson BHSAI Are you focusing on flatwork this winter, to improve your scores in the dressage arena, or hone your showjumping rounds? If so, then getting your canter right is key, especially if you are jumping and needing to gain double clear rounds or excel in the jump off. Canter is the third fastest gait in which you work your horse, and is probably the hardest to master to perfection; it is also the ideal pace to...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Jumping
Nov17

A Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Jumping

By Jenny Richardson BHSAI Are you interested in competitive showjumping this Autumn and Winter? The indoor showjumping season runs mainly through the winter months, starting at the end of September through until April, and most venues will run affiliated and unaffiliated competitions.  Check your local indoor arena and see what they have to offer; clear round and unaffiliated competitions will start from 50 – 60 cm up to around 1.10....

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Four ways to school your horse when hacking
Oct25

Four ways to school your horse when hacking

By Jenny Richardson BHSAI When taking your horse out for a ride, there are plenty of chances to school and train him, to help maintain his suppleness and obedience. With the following suggestions, always assess the conditions and safety of your location; quiet country lanes and bridleways are ideal. 1. Halting It is a necessity that your horse halts at a road junction immediately when asked, so simple ‘walk to halt transitions’ must...

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