straightnesstraining 300x225 5 Areas of Straightness TrainingTo train a horse properly we should take a number of areas in consideration:

1. The body of the horse
2. The mind of the horse
3. The body of the rider
4. The mind of the rider
5. The relationship between both horse and rider

We all know that a horse in physical, mental and emotional balance is a pleasure to work with! And for the horse the following applies: A rider in physical, mental and emotional balance is a pleasure to work with icon wink 5 Areas of Straightness Training .

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And straightness training helps to balance our horse’s body and mind, because a relaxed and straightened body will positively affect the mind.

But to have a perfect balanced “inner” horse we have to work on our relationship with our horse and develop our trainer qualities:

We have to make sure that we are able to calm down our horse when he is upset, that we can restore his confidence when he looses it, and that our horse looks forward to doing things with us and not runs away if he sees us.

Maestro Check out http academicartofriding com my  150x150 5 Areas of Straightness TrainingIf you can help your horse to become more supple and stronger in his body and if you can help your horse to get in a calm, relaxed, confident, trusting, respectful and willing state, then you can conquer the world with your horse!

Click Here eBook ST 205x300 5 Areas of Straightness TrainingIn straightness training we strive for a balanced body and mind of the horse, a balanced body and mind of the rider and a balanced relationship!

If something is out of balance, see it as a challenge!


Straightness training consists of gymnastic exercises such as shoulder-in, haunches-in and the derived exercises like renvers, half-pass and pirouette. These exercises ensure the horse to develop symmetrically in body and limbs and prepare the horse for collection.

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When performing these exercises the essence must be well observed:

  1. The center of balance must be in the right place in the body
  2. The hind legs must step under the correct center of balance to be able to take weight
  3. Which results in a lifting of the fore hand and freely moving shoulders

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Collection 300x168 Collection A stallion that meets another horse will have a beautiful appearance.

When a strange horse comes upon the scene, or he sees himself in the mirror the attention of the stallion is naturally aroused and his body prepares for action.

He raises his head, arches his back, and brings his legs more under his body.

This makes it easier for him to make sudden changes of direction.

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