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Magnetic safety stirrups at Ophena

Why magnetic safety stirrups are the best kind of safety stirrups – read more!

In the past few years, riders have become more and more safety-conscious and they have started to take their safety into account more. For instance, did you know that after Charlotte Dujardin, an Olympic gold medalist in dressage, fell off a horse and suffered a head injury, she has never gotten up on a horse …

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Don't rely on your safety stirrups

Best tips to help you sit correctly, and not rely on your safety stirrups

Every rider, no matter what discipline, has to learn how to sit correctly when riding. A balanced, relaxed and effective seat is key to becoming a great rider. In the beginning, sitting balanced and not falling off is one of the hardest things to do. But as you become more experienced, you can fine tune …

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Introduction to spurs – when to use them and how to choose the right ones

If you’ve ever seen spurs online or at a tack store, you’ve probably noticed that there are a ton of different kinds of spurs. There are long ones and short ones, sharp ones and dull ones. Spurs, just like a bridle, saddle and a whip, are used to affect your horse’s response and reaction to …

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Working out can make you a better rider

Working out can improve your performance as a rider – here’s how!

Riding by itself is not enough to keep you fit and balanced enough to influence your horse in the best possible way. Though riding is great exercise, in order to become better, more balanced and supple as a rider, you should be doing other exercises too. In fact, exercising at a gym with a personal …

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