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
When it comes to FreeJump Stirrups, it seems people either love them or hate them. Personally I love them so when I found myself suddenly looking for a new pair of stirrups, I decided to go for the new FreeJump Soft Up Classic's. Check out this honest review that might help you make up your own mind on them. PS. includes the funny story on how I ended up needing new stirrups!