5 Top Tips For Riding The Best Showjumping Round

How many of you struggle to bring what you learn at home out with you to shows? Yes, me too! Sometimes the nerves take over and get the better of you, but don’t be too hard on yourself, I have compiled my Top 5 tips for riding that perfect round, well hopefully!! Like I do…

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Small Fixes with Big Results – 8 Tips To Improve My Jumping

This post has been brewing for some time now! Over the last few months I wanted to pull together a post about where I currently stand with Dante’s jumping. The most annoying part about this post comes down to the fact that the things I have learned on my jumping journey come down to me…

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April Jumping Exercise – Bounce It Bitch

Our Exercises are back!! Our ever so popular exercises are making a comeback. What better way to jump back into the thriving summer season. First up is one of my all time favorites, Who doesn’t love a good pole jumping exercise, especially when it comes with so many good benefits. One that can definitely be…

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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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Top 7 Tips for Schooling a Course without your Instructor

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!

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April Monthly Exercise – The Grid of Choice

Looking for a challenge? Well this month’s exercise guarantees one!

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How To Keep Your Horse From Lifting His Head Up After He Jumps

be patient! One last thing, don’t worry about knocking of fences, it’s a relaxed rhythm into the fence and the result of them keeping that head down afterwards being the main things to look out for.

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8 Common Jumping Questions Answered by Coach Sue Byrne

When it comes to jumping, we here at No Bucking Way have had our fair share of challenges; between refusals, over-jumping a fence, to problems approaching a fence.

With young horses, not only are you trying to teach them to jump properly but you are also trying to give them the best start in their jumping career while not giving them any bad habits along the way.

Luckily we’ve had our coach Sue Byrne on hand to help us with Coco and Dante so we invited her to share her knowledge and answer some of our jumping questions.

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One Step Forward, 10 Steps Back ~ Coco at Coilóg

Spooking. Napping. Bucking. Refusing. You name it, Coco did it! Our first trip to Coilóg definitely didn’t go as planned…

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Dante’s Diaries – Schooling in Coilog

Two weeks ago Orla & myself set out a plan, we thought it was finally about time we got both horses out and about & actually start doing productive schooling with them. We decided to bring them to Coilog, it was close to us, and the prices for Open schooling were very reasonable.(Click Here to…

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