How Important Your Position is In The Saddle ft. Wild Atlantic Rider & Smyth Breaking & Schooling

From Owning a young, unpredictable & unreliable horse there are some things that automatically go out the window. Your money being one & my riding position to be in at a close 2nd. Adjusting your body to survive some of the plunges, bucks or rears your young horse puts in at the beginning of their…

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June Jumping Exercise – The Saucy Snake

Keeping things interesting, we pieced together this saucy little exercise! Incorporating some jumping while still keeping it quite technical. It gave both horse & rider some great results. With the riding festival coming up this weekend, this is a great exercise to brush up on your tight turns, approach to fences and landing on the…

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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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Darielle & Coco – The Mare That Keeps on Giving

When I took Coco on board, the plan for me was to focus on flatwork/polework with her, to keep her in work so that she was kept content, busy & working. Orla of course was on the ground (not literally this time!!) setting up poles….

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Hollywood Horse Trekking Adventure

You might have noticed a lot of spam recently when myself & Orla planned a spontaneous trip to the wonderful Hollywood Horse & Pony Trekking Center.  There is no better way to change the scenery for the horses with a nice relaxing trail ride through the Wicklow mountains & of course the unforgettable river! Our…

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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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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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What’s in a Saddle?

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.

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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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