6 Things to Remember when Taking on a Young Horse

With the arrival of Cosmo, another 4 year old, I have started looking back on everything I learned during my time with Coco. There are definitely some things I did right but there are also some I did wrong. Here are 6 things to know when you decide to take on a young horse.

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Cosmo’s First Week

The first week with a new horse is always one filled with a mix of excitement and anxiety. The horse world doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to buying & selling so you can’t always bank on bringing home the same horse that you tried. With that being said, you can tell a lot by your first few days with a horse and it all starts with the arrival home…

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Coco’s AIRC RC Festival Rundown – The Hard Work Pays Off!

It’s been a few weeks now since we ventured to our first ever away show to Mullingar Equestrian and I still can’t get over what an experience it was. I put a lot of effort into getting myself and Coco prepared and I’m delighted to report that it actually paid off!

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June Jumping Exercise #2 – “The Mercedes”

Looking for something fun to do in your next jumping session? Well this one is definitely worth a shot. Perfect for practicing for jump offs, setting a rhythm and having a bit of fun, The Mercedes is bound to be a new favourite!

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Your Tips for Having Steadier Hands while Riding

A few months ago I turned to our followers on Instagram for some advice on how to improve my hands while riding. I received some solid advice so I decided to share it here for anyone else who’s having trouble…

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Bouncing Back After A Fall

When you suffer a fall, no matter how bad it is, it can really have a lasting impact. It makes you question your abilities and it can break the trust between you and your horse. And that trust goes both ways. After a fall we tend to think of ourselves as not being able to…

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5 Qualities of a Great Riding Instructor

These days everyone has an opinion on what the best method is to school a horse. So where do you even begin when it comes to finding the right instructor…

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February Exercise #2 – “Keep ’em Straight”

To get back into the swing of things I decided to start with something relatively easy. Although I know a few of you looking at the layout probably think this is a bit too easy but keep reading because this one has a twist.

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Product Review – Bio Grip Hybrid Rubber Reins from Henry James Saddlery

After owning my last set of reins for well over two years and using them right to their death, I finally made the decision to purchase a new pair. It wasn’t until I started looking when I realised how fussy I actually was when it came to reins…

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