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Michel Robert offers to riders of every level his 40 years of experience as a horseman, as a coach and as an international competitor. This site was created by Michel Robert and his team. It is a practical and educational guide aimed at helping horses and riders at every level, amateur or professional, progress.

 

New Video on Horse Academy

Improve your balance and your upper body relaxation when riding

Michel offers a specific exercise that is extremely effective to release any tensions the rider might have especially in the arms and shoulders. We all know how bad the rider’s upper body stiffness can impact the horse’s mouth and consequently the comprehension of the aids. Michel offers an easy solution to correct this bad habit and provides good reflexes...

Time: 5 min
Rider’s effectiveness in a 3 point position and a forward seat

This exercise is a good test to know if the rider is equally effective whatever her position: seated or forward seat. The goal is to get the horse to keep the same canter rhythm and the same pushing power, especially in the turns as horses have a tendency to decrease their impulsion in the turns.

Time: 6 min 20
 
 
Michel robert

Five time French champion, multiple medallist at the World Championships and the Olympics, over the course of his 40-year career, Michel Robert has become a respected leader in the equestrian world and one of the most in-demand trainers in France and in the world. Having ended his competitive career in 2013, Michel now devotes himself to training competition horses in his stables in Moras (Isere) and also to passing on his knowledge and his experience on this website Horse Academy.
A deeper ambition hides behind this extraordinary success: achieving perfect harmony between the body and soul. For Michel this harmony with the horse is truly a way of life. Here lies the real secret of this man in constant search of perfection. Here is what makes him one of the finest riders in the world (...)