Riding Circles Correctly with Paula Hitzler

Paula Hitzler, Manager of the Michigan State University Horse Teaching and Research Center


Circle work provides a foundation for all riding disciplines and when performed correctly can help establish suppleness and collection. Horses young and old at any stage of training benefit from performing confident circle work drills. Join Paula Hitzler, the Michigan State University Horse Farm Manager, as she instructs how to use your aids to best support your horse during circle work in the two videos below.


Part 1: Riding Circles Correctly


Part 2: Counter Bending on a Circle