The Coco Chronicles ~ Here we go again…

Horses are great levellers…one minute you’re sky high, the next you’re flat on your back..and ain’t that the truth!

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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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Quick Tips: Get Your Horse Moving Forward Again After they Start Spooking/Napping

When Coco gets into a bad way with spooking she starts napping and walking backwards and hopping around the place – all so she can get as far away as possible from whatever she’s looking at. During our last spook-a-thon during a schooling session however, I was taught a new method to get her moving forward again..

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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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The Coco Chronicles ~ Back in the Saddle

Well here I am, once again feeling like I’m starting from scratch all over again. Except this time it’s a little different…

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