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Uhip´s team riders are here to help.
FREDRICSON: ”TRY SLALOM STYLE”
Jens Fredricson, showjumper, equerry at Stromsholm and Flyinge
”I like riding in the woods. A good thing to do is to ride on a path, forming and flexing the neck with seat aids by riding slalom. When riding on a snaky path, try slalom. When the trail turns right, stamp a little in left stirrup, releasing the shoulder and vice versa. I practice this every day, and it´s an exercise that suits both in gallop and trot, with endless variations”.
NILSSON: ”FITNESS TRAIN YOUR HORSE”
Ebba Nilsson, dressage rider
”When riding out, take the opportunity to fitness train your horse. Usually, when you train dressage, you ride collected. Now, you have a chance to ride in a field or on a sand road, where you will be able to ride in a higher speed”.
TEVERUD: ”DARE TO KEEP CALM”
Elsa Teverud, Icelandic horse rider
”During these corona days, I want to tip about enjoying time and take a step back. Just have fun. Go riding in forest and soil on a variated surfaces and distances go gain positiveness, keep the joy and get a sustainable and happy horse. So, dare to stay calm and enjoy your horse and the summer!”.
FRÖHLICH: ”MAKE YOUR OUTDOOR RIDING A TRAINING”
Melissa Fröhlich, showjumper, influencer
”Some say you don´t train properly when just riding out. Still, in my opinion, it´s elementary turning the riding into training. First, it´s good for the horse to try new surfaces and to ride in nature. Second, it´s good mentally because the horse loves doing it. Then, you can train at the same time. You can shorten or lengthen your gallop, and when you, for example, turns into a road, you can make flying changes. Having to trees in front of you, you can ride around them as an eight. You can try sitting trot and rising trot. There are lots of things you can du when you ride out”.
BROLIN: ”COMPETE IN TRAINING”
Emelie Brolin, dressage rider
”Arrange a mini competition at home by making the horse real nice, put on the competition equipment, and then ride some parts of a dressage program. Doing so makes you more alert. Let a friend record your ride, and you´re one step closer to competition mode. For getting as close to competition as possible, ride your program in front of a referee, at home”.
BRATT: ”TRY HARD SURFACE”
Jennifer Bratt, showjumper
”Ride a lot, try different gallop ways in the forest, and your horse will be happy the paddock afterwards. Sometimes it´s a good idea to switch the surface, though it´s not suitable for the horse going on the same surface all the time. That said, you can use your extra-time walking slow on harder surfaces like asphalt or coarse sand”.
BRANDT: ”GO UPHILL”
Andre Brandt, showjumper
”I would like to encourage you to gallop uphill in a long canter, making the horse push with its hind legs. It also makes the horse more fit. I think it’s handy for a showjumper working in different ways that just sit in the saddle, riding in the paddock. Also, riding in nature is a charming way of training”.