Train like you are competing, compete like you are training

Just because you are riding at a competition doesn’t mean all of a sudden you don’t correct your horse if he does something wrong or ignores your aids. But you also should not ask more of him that you normally would. Also if you’re ‘just’ training it wont do any harm to pretend you are at a competition. If you ride them the same every time mostly they should give you the same ride. If you need to do something new to the horse a competition is not the place to do it.
Regards Walter
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I ride horses and compete in Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing or Horse Trials. I also own and run an Equestrian property to the East of Melbourne, Australia. In my spare time I run a couple of websites including and To afford all this I work a full time job, so the definition of spare time is usually after dark. Sleep is over rated ;-) In my Blogs I try to tell what I am doing with the horses, give some updates with regards to the equestrian events I am attending and any relevant news about horse health and performance. I also give reviews on any new products I get my hands on related to my horsey activities If yuo want to buy or sell horses or anything equestrian related try

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