Find out how me and Coco got on when we tackled our first ever combined training event!
We've been doing quite a good bit of jumping recently, with both of us moving up in the heights, so it was great to do an exercise that made us focus on the more technical side of jumping for a change. This was a great exercise to get us working on tightening up those turns after a fence.
Have you been seeing these oddly shaped bridles around and been wondering what they're all about? Well here's everything you need to know and where to start looking for yours.
Horses spook for any number of reasons - a dog jumped out at them, a bird rustled in the bush, a rock looked a bit funny, the grass was a different shade of green…you get the picture. The hardest part about a spooking horse is finding out what the actual cause is.
As equestrians, we take pride in everything to do with our horses but one thing in particular is ensuring our tack is clean and well looked after. And rightly so, that s*** is expensive!! And while every piece of tack deserves to be well looked after, I think a special consideration needs to be made for the saddle.
Bitless Riding has become something of a trend recently so we decided we wanted to learn a bit more about it. We're not sure Dante & Coco are the best horses to test it out on so we got our good friend Heather from "Freya The Connemara" to talk us through her experience and answer a few questions we had on the subject!
We both really enjoyed our first lesson with Christa Dillion from Blackhill Eventing, so much so that we got her out for a second! Lessons where you get pushed and challenged to the best of your ability are definitely the kind of lessons that we need at the minute. We both feel we need something or someone to push us forward.
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Loop the Loop: a simple exercise that helps you work on suppleness, flying changes and your rhythm.