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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Resolutions, Goals & Targets…but what about Intentions?

With all this time out of the saddle, I’ve had a lot of time to think about what I want to achieve in 2019. Unfortunately things don’t always go to plan when it comes to horses – as proved by my recent tactical dismount – so rather than setting myself goals for 2019, I decided to set intentions…

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NoBuckingWay’s Christmas Wish List

Well we’re just one week from Christmas and we here at NBW cannot wait! Christmas is one of our favourite times of the year – spending time with the family, eating until you could explode and the mandatory indulgence in tasty beverages. But we’d be lying if we didn’t say one of our favourite parts are the presents.

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5 Tips to Keep you Motivated this Winter

Let’s be honest, horse riding is a fair weather sport. We tend to live for dry days and daylight, unless you’re one of the lucky ones who have the use of an indoor arena. As we slowly move from long evenings after work spent at the yard, into the dreaded darkness and chilly air, we find the love for our sport starts to wane. Once those clocks go back our joyful summer days are over and we are left in a world of darkness. Oh winter, how I loathe thee.

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Enough about the horse…

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?

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October Monthly Exercise – The Figure of 8

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.

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Two Years of Coco

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…

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