Confidence plays a massive part in your riding, this applies to literally everyone no matter what stage or level you are at. I am sure you as a reader have many tips, or go to rituals you do with your horse on or off the ground to get your confidence up! Have a read below of… Continue reading 6 Top Confidence Tips for Riders
There comes a time where you need to progress & train by yourself at home without your instructor present. This can be the case for both of us here at NBW on a weekly basis. Unfortunately the bank account doesn’t always stretch far enough for weekly lessons!
Your personal fitness plays a massive role when it comes to riding your horse, I learned this the hard way. A week off from riding and you will be quick to feel the side effects of not being constantly in the saddle! A lot of people have enquired & asked about my fitness routine, how… Continue reading 6 Exercises To Keep You Fit In The Saddle
Welcome to the first of our 'Grill the Equestrian' Series! To kick it off we decided to start with a local up and coming Irish showjumper, Eva O'Shaughnessy, who just competed in her very first overseas international event. When you travel to an international show in another country and see someone waving the Irish Flag like a boss, how could we resist not asking a few questions?
This weeks exercise was extremely challenging to say the least. There was quite a mixed review regarding doing a flat work exercise or a jumping exercise, so I decided why not do one that benefits both! As Dante progressed through the exercise I could see a huge improvement so hopefully you all will see the… Continue reading August Monthly Exercise #3 – The Bend & Flex
As requested by you all, read below all about how I long rein Dante, or as the majority of the world likes to call it “Driving your horse”. You may have guessed that I am new to this, so what I have written below is a guide from what I have learned over the last… Continue reading How Do I Long Rein/Drive My Horse?
Once you are happy with your approach to the flat poles, to challenge your horse more, start raising each pole up into raised poles, I started gradually with every second pole working toward the full row of poles all raised, (I kept them in sequence of right raised left raised the full way through the grid.