In this third installment of our Grill the Equestrian series, we're delighted to introduce Ruth Boland, Veterinary physiotherapist. We both have the pleasure of calling Ruth our go-to physio for our horses. She is a lady in high demand which speaks volumes to her talent. She has helped us immensely with keeping both Coco and Dante in tip top shape, so we just couldn't resist grilling her for more information on the work she does.
When you own a young horse all of the focus tends to be on them, making sure they’re getting the right training and making sure, as the rider, you don’t die. For a solid two years all of my riding time has been spent getting Coco to exactly where she is now. From a green youngster to a (slightly) more matured horse who can be expected to behave herself. So what happens now?
This months exercise incorporates oxers and raised canter poles into a figure of 8. While it sounds relatively simple, certain aspects present their own challenges for different horses.
You may have noticed or seen over on our Instagram all my talk about transition work. Well they are the holy grail of everything when it come to putting manners on Dante, that and my instructor gave me loads of homework to do before our next lesson I have been focusing a lot on… Continue reading Transition Exercise’s For Your Horse
So as you may have read, Darielle and Dante celebrated their 2 year anniversary last week but did you know that me and Coco did too? Yes, me and Darielle both bought our delightful youngsters within a day of each other so between the two of us, the last 2 years has seen as ridiculous amount of ups and downs! Read on to read about my journey with Coco...
From Day 1 of buying Dante he always struggled with trust issues. They all would mainly appear when I was in the saddle. I now have Dante two years and I have recently started looking back on videos & images of him, only to come to the realisation of how far this horse has actually… Continue reading Getting To The Root of Dante’s Problems – Our Journey So Far
Up next for our “Grill The Equestrian” Series is International Spanish Rider Gonzalo Busca Roca. We had the pleasure of meeting Gonzalo at Hickstead back in June. It is safe to say that we definitely made a lasting impression, especially considering this interview took place in the bar after a donkey derby! Have a read… Continue reading Grill the Equestrian – Gonzalo Busca Roca