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..

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.